Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development


To complement School-based support, we provide workshops on teaching for tutors and demonstrators across the University.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update April 2022

In line with University guidance, the Institute for Academic Development is currently offering a mix of online and on-campus activities to staff and students.

All on-campus events are strictly adhering to University and Scottish Government requirements. Online events have been popular with staff and students, more convenient and easier to fit in with other constraints and time demands, which is why they continue to form the majority of our events. Looking to the future we will respond to the needs and preferences of our audiences and continue to offer both online and on-campus opportunities.

The Institute for Academic Development Offices (1 Morgan Lane) is currently closed to in-person events and enquirers. Staff are working in a hybrid way with most staff working part-time on-campus. For enquiries it is best to contact staff by email in the first instance.


Orientation courses

Orientation courses provide general guidance for University of Edinburgh tutors and demonstrators at all levels of experience.

Enhanced development courses

IAD courses for more experienced tutors and demonstrators.

Courses for online tutors

Courses designed for tutors who teach on online courses.

Workshop dates at a glance

A summary of the workshop dates for University of Edinburgh tutors and demonstrators.

Find out what to expect when attending an IAD Workshop here