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Supporting you with your studies

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) aims to help students and researchers succeed in their current studies and their future careers. It provides a huge range of resources, courses and advice for postgraduate students. These are tailored to meets the different needs of research students and taught students, including Online Distance Learners.

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The IAD blogs and Twitter feeds provide the latest tips, resources and events news throughout the year - from use of social media, to leadership and time management.

Support for postgraduate taught students

Resources and services for postgraduate taught (PGT) students include:

  • Advice on succeeding at masters level
  • Courses and events relating to your studies and transferrable skills (online and on campus)
  • Learning resources and study advice
  • Information relating to other university support; such as academic and personal support and career development

Support for postgraduate researchers

The IAD also provides support, resources and courses for researchers completing doctorates. This includes:

  • A wide range of courses on transferable skills to help you succeed with your research and beyond
  • Information and advice on how to find funding for research and links to other support services
  • Learning resources and advice
  • The PhD newsletter
  • Details on the 3 Minute Thesis competition and other opportunities

If you have any questions about the support available, then please get in touch.