Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Courses & events

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The Institute for Academic Development office is closed, however we are continuing to work remotely and will continue to run online events and provide support online. We will contact those who have signed up to events via email to communicate any changes and further arrangements for planned workshops and events.

For the latest information and advice see: Coronavirus updates

 

If you have any issues with the workshop pages below, you can visit the University's Event Booking website https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/ and select Provider - Institute for Academic Development from the drop down list. You should be able to view and book currently open workshops there.

Studying online - Information Services have collated this Guidance for students: using online learning tools

A–N Course list

The course directory provides a list of all workshops run for doctoral researchers by the IAD.

O-Z Course List

The course directory provides a list of all workshops run for doctoral researchers by the IAD.

Workshops by theme

IAD workshops for postgraduate researchers by theme.

Workshops mapped to the Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Workshops mapped against the UK's Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Humanities & Social Science

Training courses for PhD researchers in the College of Humanities & Social Science. Topics: research planning; professional development; academic writing and communication.

Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Training courses for PhD researchers in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine. Topics: research planning; professional development; academic writing and communication.

Science & Engineering

Training courses for PhD researchers in the College of Science & Engineering. Topics: research planning; professional development; academic writing and communication.

Training information

Course eligibility, booking and cancelling instructions, and contact information for the IAD researcher development team.

Online courses

PhD student online training courses (topics include statistics; imaging; academic writing; and data management). Some you can do any time, and others run at specific times of the year.

Edinburgh Local GRADSchool

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic Gradschool will not be running in the 19/20 academic year. The Edinburgh local GRADschool is an experiential 3.5 day non-residential learning course, designed for doctoral researchers in the last 18 months of their PhD, aiming to raise participants’ awareness of their personal and professional transferable skills.

Prepare for doctoral success

Prepare for Doctoral Success is a 4-week, interactive online course for all doctoral researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Mid-semester welcome event

Postgraduate students arriving after Welcome Week still have the opportunity to attend University welcome events. Find out more here.

Courses for tutoring and demonstrating

Taking on  a part-time tutoring or demonstrating role? To supplement School-based support, we provide generic training courses and resources designed for all tutors and demonstrators across the University.

Courses and resources for tutors and demonstrators