Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Postgraduate Researchers

Transferable skills and career management training, resources and support for researchers completing a Postgraduate Research Degree.

The 2023/24 Postgraduate Researcher brochure is now available.  You can download a copy here:

IAD 2023/24 Postgraduate Researcher Brochure (PDF)

Please note we recommend using Microsoft Edge to open the brochure

Courses & events

Information on our training courses and events for Postgraduate Researchers, including course details, eligibility, and how to book.

At a glance - workshops this month

Postgraduate Researcher workshops quick-glance schedule. Workshops this month and next.

Advice & support

Advice and training suggestions aimed at different stages of your PhD, plus useful guidance and contacts.

Newsletter for Postgraduate Researchers

Our newsletter, blog and Twitter for Postgraduate Researchers.

Career management

Information and advice on how to plan your career and develop the skills you will need now and in the future.

Networks & forums

Suggestions for finding networks and forums within which to engage with other researchers.


Get funding to run your own development initiatives, support further research, or start up a business.

International 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Information about the University of Edinburgh Three Minute Thesis Competition 2024

Resources for staff who support Postgraduate Researchers

Downloadable resources designed to help staff facilitate activities and training for Postgraduate Researchers

Related Links

Our Postgraduate Researchers blog: iad4phd