Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Principal's Career Development Scholars

Information on training and development for Award Holders (PhD students) of the Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarships Scheme, and their supervisors.

Local development support

Holders of a Principal’s Career Development PhD Scholarship will participate in additional professional development activities tailored to a specific career area (e.g. teaching, public engagement, entrepreneurship).

This activity will mostly take place and be coordinated locally (e.g. in Schools or Centres).

Central University support for scholarship scheme holders

We - along with Edinburgh Beltane Beacon for Public Engagement - have identified a range of additional centrally organised training and support that can be accessed by award holders if required. This complements and supplements local activities.

University teaching

Orientation and enhanced development workshops (including applications for individual Higher Education Academy accreditation), tutoring handbook and online resources for tutors and demonstrators.

IAD support for tutors and demonstrators

 

Tutors and demonstrators: further queries and contact details

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Public engagement

The University offers support for public engagement with research via the IAD Public Engagement team, college and school based professionals as well as through membership of the Beltane Public Engagement Network.  Support includes:

  • access to innovative training  
  • details of the latest opportunities to engage
  • advice on finding and applying for funding for public engagement activities

 

IAD Public Engagement Support 

University of Edinburgh PE contacts 

Beltane Public Engagement Network

Please contact Heather Rea if you have any public engagement questions.

 

Dr Heather Rea

Public Engagement Coordinator

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Entrepreneurship

 

The University Edinburgh Inovations department supports students to start up their own business.

Other opportunities with the IAD

Work placements with the Institute for Academic Development. Contact the Director if you are interested in this.

Institute general enquiries

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Workshops: a wide range of workshops relevant to different career areas, research-management skills, and transferable professional skills.

Research student training and development

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General enquiries relating to possible IAD support and advice for Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarship holders, supervisors, Schools or Centres should be directed to:

Dr Fiona Philippi

Head of Doctoral Education | Deputy Head of Researcher Development

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