We have developed programmes on research techniques and independent study skills to support you through your academic career.
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) offers you advice and documentation on effective learning and also runs Study Skills workshops throughout the year
A PhD is about much more than writing a thesis. Researchers today are expected to have a wide range of professional and research skills, be adaptable, self-aware and write for publication as well as for their thesis.
In order to provide the training required, the University has invested in a programme of transferable skills training which offers the unique opportunity to gain the skills that you need.
You may have up to 10 inter-library loan vouchers per year fee for charge. Requests to Heather Elliott in G26, 19 George Square. Additional ILL vouchers are available for £4 each at any Library Service point.
You should bring a note of the books and confirmation that they are not in the University Library or the National Library of Scotland (on George IV Bridge) to the Main Library helpdesk.
The University of Edinburgh Library is a member of the SCONUL access scheme: a cooperative borrowing programme which enables students and staff to borrow material from over 170 participating higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland.
If you wish to travel to conferences to present a paper, you may apply for help with funding.
Grants are limited to 50% of actual costs up to a limit of £200 for conferences in the UK, or up to £300 for elsewhere. In order for your application to be considered, you must be:
If you hold a College Award or LLC award you will normally only be eligible for a conference award at a lower rate, as you have a £400 allowance for conference expenses.
Awards are limited to one conference per year.
Please contact Linda Grieve in the School office as soon as possible so that we can process the paperwork.
Please note that your e-account will become inactive shortly after leaving the University. You should therefore inform your email contacts and be sure to copy all important data to a personal account.
Linda Grieve can provide you with confirmation of status letters for many organisations / circumstances including banks and council tax.
Your supervisor will be able to provide you with an academic reference.
Further support and guidance on academic appeals can be obtained from The EUSA Advice Place.
This article was published on Aug 26, 2011