Transferable skills and career management training, resources and support for researchers completing a doctorate.
The 2019/20 Postgraduate Researcher brochure is now available. You can download a copy here, or you can contact the IAD to request a hard copy version.
IAD 2019/20 Postgraduate Researcher brochure
Courses & events
Information on our training courses and events for doctoral researchers, including course details, eligibility, and how to book.
Advice & support
Advice and training suggestions aimed at different stages of your PhD, plus useful guidance and contacts.
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
Unfortunately the Institute for Academic Development have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition in its current face to face format. This is very disappointing for us but we must follow guidance on the Covid-19 developments from the Government and Principal. We are exploring options to run this competition virtually via video submission but this will take some time. We will keep you updated on the outcome of this.
Training needs analysis
This is a tool designed to help you understand your skillset and map your training needs as a researcher. It is mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework. There are two versions of the form available, please use the form which suits your needs best.
Training needs analysis (Excel) - download now
Training needs analysis (Word) - download now
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