Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Career development consultations - online booking page

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.

Careers Surgery Drop-In/Networking over Coffee

Description

To complement the recent series of career themed workshops (now available to download from the Pop-Up IAD https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/iad4researchers/category/pop-up-training/

The surgery will be open for two hours and we'll see people for short appointments in order (in a private break out room). Whilst you're waiting, you can chat to other researchers, learn a little more about the rest of the IAD's support and share tips about being a researcher during shut-down. The surgery is a pilot, so there may be some teething problems, but we're keen to keep innovating and adapting in the same way that many of you are!

You can come along with any quick questions about your career and we'll either help you with relevant resources, point to one of our online sessions or suggest you meet our Careers Consultant for a longer appointment.

We're restricting bookings to eight places initially whilst we work out the timings and logistics, but will run more duties, so do join the waiting list.

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

Careers Surgery Drop-In/Networking over Coffee

Description

To complement the recent series of career themed workshops (now available to download from the Pop-Up IAD https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/iad4researchers/category/pop-up-training/

The surgery will be open for two hours and we'll see people for short appointments in order (in a private break out room). Whilst you're waiting, you can chat to other researchers, learn a little more about the rest of the IAD's support and share tips about being a researcher during shut-down. The surgery is a pilot, so there may be some teething problems, but we're keen to keep innovating and adapting in the same way that many of you are!

You can come along with any quick questions about your career and we'll either help you with relevant resources, point to one of our online sessions or suggest you meet our Careers Consultant for a longer appointment.

We're restricting bookings to eight places initially whilst we work out the timings and logistics, but will run more duties, so do join the waiting list.

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

Research Staff Career Development Consultation 1:1

Description

A career development consultation is a 1 hour one-to-one appointment with a professional careers adviser. You can have as many consultations as you need and they are available all year round. You can use this appointment for many purposes, including:

  • discussing your career options, pathways and planning strategies
  • practical advice on preparing a targeted CV or application form.
  • undertaking a mock job interview for an upcoming role you have applied for
  • general advice and discussion on any career issue relevant to you or your current situation

Consultation appointments can help you, whatever your current stage. You may:

  • have recently joined the University.
  • be coming to the end, or potential end, of a project or contract.
  • have been here a number of years and aim to develop a long term career in the University
  • be actively looking to move in a new career direction

Eligibility: academic research-only staff, e.g. research assistants and associates, post-docs, and research fellows; and early career academic teaching staff, e.g. teaching assistants and teaching fellows. This does not include academic staff on open-ended lecturing contracts.

Please note:

  1. After you book a slot for a consultation, please email any supporting documents to ResearchStaff.Careers@ed.ac.uk.  Providing supporting documents such as a CV or job description will help you to gain more from the consultation process
  2. Consultations are available on Monday and Tuesdays. 
  3. Advice is available via email if you have a quick query or perhaps have an approaching application deadline. We will endeavour to reply to all email requests within one working week.

Please refer to our webpage for our Privacy Statement for Career Development Consultations: https://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/research-roles/research-only-staff/career-management/career-consultation

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