Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

PTAS project outputs

Latest reports on some completed Principal's Teaching Award Scheme projects, plus details of an upcoming Science Festival Tam Dalyell Prize lecture related to one award-winning project.

'Curious Edinburgh' PTAS project - evening lecture, Sun 15th April

Science Festival Tam Dalyell Prize lecture on Sunday April 15, starting at 6pm in the Playfair Library of Old College. 

We will be presenting Curious Edinburgh, taking you on a virtual walking tour through Edinburgh’s scientific heritage (see We will tell about our website/app, our motivations, the technological wizardry behind it, our collaborators, and future plans. We will also present our newest additions, e.g. on Jewish Edinburgh, on connections between Edinburgh and India, on Edinburgh’s breweries, and on Granton's industrial heritage. 

How to book: The event is free, but please do register online here

Read the original project abstact here

Project reports

You can also read up on the latest project reports:

Asking the right questions: Academics and their students sometimes talk at cross-purposes. The aim of this project was to explore how  both university teachers and their students can be supported in recognising and alleviating this problem. We propose that effective dialogues are key to academic success, with the ‘good question’ being an essential feature of both teaching and learning.

Embedding study skills: Implementing lessons learned on embedded study skills provision for first year undergraduate students of Politics & International Relations