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 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.

 

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

Find out what to expect when attending an IAD in-person or online workshop here

 

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.

Getting Started with Postgraduate Research

Getting Started with Postgraduate Research is a 3-week, interactive online course for all new postgraduate 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