Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development


Booking: these courses generally open for booking one month in advance of the shown date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back nearer the course date.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

Academic Communication Skills for International Students Workshop (CSCE and CMVM)


**First Year International Students Only**

This session is aimed specifically at first year EU and international postgraduate students for whom English is not their first language. It will provide guidance and confidence to students who may feel unsure as to whether they are able to communicate their research effectively.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

PGR Mid-Semester Welcome Event


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

This interactive welcome, hosted online by the Institute for Academic Developent, is suitable for those who have started a research degree recently. During the session, you will be provided with an overview of key expectations, training and support.

  • how to manage your Research
  • the support that is available to you at the University
  • Library Services
  • Edinburgh University Students Association
EligibilityMScR HSS All Years PhD SCE 1st Years PhD MVM 1st Years PhD HSS 1st Years MScR SCE All Years MScR MVM All Years
Date Thursday 10-Feb-2022, 10:00 - 11:30
Venue Online (via Collaborate Ultra) Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Social media for impact: strategy, connecting and metrics (PGR)


This workshop is designed specifically for students who are looking to develop their online presence and boost their career prospects through social media.

There are now numerous channels available that can be used to amplify your research, promote an enterprising project and attract future employers. Each individual can now build their own online “brand” that friends, colleagues, collaborators and future employers can engage with. In addition, social networks can act as a valuable source of information and a personally tailored news feed.

We will explore different types of content that researchers can experiment with. What engages people? How can you attract attention? What should you post and what should you avoid? How should you manage your time on social media and optimise your engagement?

The workshop is designed to cover a selection of mainstream social media tools that can be used to build your online brand. Short group exercises, case studies and the instructor’s personal experience will be included to illustrate key points. 

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.