Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Professional 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.

EASTChem Thesis Workshop


This workshop provides advice and information on how to write a chemistry PhD thesis and prepare for the examination process. The session will include practical, interactive activities and contributions from experienced PhD supervisors, examiners and recent PhD graduates.

Course Content:

The role of the thesis and doctoral regulations

The external examiner's perspective and responsibilities

Organisation, motivation and planning

What makes a good thesis

Writing and reviewing the thesis

Anticipating the viva

List of Learning Outcomes. By the end of this workshop, students should be able to:

1. Understand the role of the thesis and the doctoral regulations, including the external examiner’s perspective and responsibilities

2. Understand what makes a good thesis

3. Identify what is required in preparing for a successful viva

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

Team Building and Leadership Fundamentals


Today's pioneering research is conducted collaboratively and the ability to work as part of a team is rapidly becoming a key to academic success. This short interactive workshop will help you understand what you contribute to and how to be part of an effective team. It will explore leadership and how you can inspire and motivate other members of a team and resolve conflict. You will learn skills that every team leader and aspiring leader should know.

List of Learning Outcomes. By the end of this workshop, students should be able to:

1.Identify your own strengths and weaknesses when working in a team

2.Identify the components of a successful team

3.Identify strategies for successfully managing a team

Workshop Facilitator: Steve Hutchinson

EligibilityPhD MVM All Years All Postgraduate Researchers MScR SCE All Years MScR MVM All Years MScR HSS All Years PhD SCE All Years
Date Wednesday 08-May-2024, 13:30 - 16:30
Venue Room B.09, Institute for Academic Development, 1 Morgan Lane, EH8 8FP Holyrood
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