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, and mentoring.

Careers workshops

Our workshops for University of Edinburgh research staff which are on the theme of: Career management. Information on how to locate and book them in the People and Money Learning App.

Career development consultation

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

Building employability: micro workshop videos

A series of miniature workshops aimed at success in the job market

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.

Careers resources

Resources you may find helpful in relation to planning your career.


Mentoring resources for researchers and the University's mentoring programme 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.

Narrative CVs

Information and guidance on Narrative CVs, as well as steps to take to make your own Narrative CV.

Gaining relevant work experience

Advice to help you plan actions to gain experience and insights into new career areas.