Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Career management

Career planning guidance, including: career management workshops, career path case studies, Thriving in Your Research Position guide, mentoring, and how to book a 1-1 career development consultation.

Careers workshops

A range of workshops to help you plan and manage your career.

Career management guide

Managing your career is much more than making an effective transition from one job to the next.

Audit your skills

Tools to help you think about what skills are important to your current job, and which ones you think you need to develop further to progress your career.

Career development consultation

A career development consultation is a one-to-one appointment with a professional careers adviser.


Find out about the University's mentoring progamme Mentoring Connections.

Career case studies

Understanding how other researchers have developed their careers may inform the planning of your own career goals.

Thriving in your research position

Being a Researcher in Edinburgh: Thriving in your Research Position. An extensive PDF guide and activity sheets to download.

Researcher development framework

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a national framework developed for researchers, which aims to help you understand the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes expected of effective and highly skilled researchers.

HR L&D Leadership Development options available to University Staff

Find out more about the Leadership and Management Levels and Themes and support available for developing staff in these areas.

Leadership and management development