Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Courses & events

Professional development workshops for academic research staff. These workshops are free to all academic research staff.

The researcher development workshops and courses have been organised in different ways:

  • Complete course list: contains all the workshops by theme, listed in alphabetical order, with information and user guides to help you locate and book workshops in People and Money Learning app.
  • At-a-glance: lists workshop names and dates this month and next, in date order.
  • Researcher Development Framework (RDF): workshops mapped to the national framework for researcher skills.

Please be aware that each grouping contains the same workshops overall, just presented in different ways.


Update Sep 2022

The Institute for Academic Development continues to offer a mix of online and on-campus activities to staff and students.

During AY22/23, we will be running an increased number of on-campus options compared to the last couple of years. Do therefore check workshop and event information carefully when booking, to be sure of the mode of delivery.


IAD Digital Workshop Attendance

The IAD is committed to supporting hybrid teaching, research and working during AY21/22 and have developed new content and adapted existing provision to address the needs of researchers. 

We have planned a comprehensive programme of digital provision (workshops, events and individual consultations) for AY21/22, and are starting to reintroduce more in person events.  All Research Staff will be able to access the full range of IAD provision whether they are on campus, in Edinburgh or elsewhere.  

Find out what to expect when attending an IAD in-person or online workshop here


Complete course list

An overview of all our workshops for University of Edinburgh research staff, with information on how to locate and book them in the People and Money Learning App.

At a glance - workshops this month

Researcher development workshops quick-glance schedule. Workshops this month and next.

Workshops mapped by Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Our researcher development workshops mapped against the UK's Researcher Development Framework (RDF).

Related Links

Learning & teaching - IAD workshops and events

Research data management online course

Learning and Organisational Development provide development opportunities for all staff through access to online development or face-to face workshops. They also provide access to mentoring and coaching opportunities and leadership programmes.

Online Development Toolkit enables all staff, particularly those in leadership and management roles, to quickly find relevant information and practical advice to help them deal with different situations they may be facing in the workplace.

LinkedIn Learning - online video courses. Courses cover technology, business and creative skills, and include an extensive section focussing on education and e-learning.

Finance skills development

The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS) An initiative of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to provide a locus for data-driven and digitally-engaged research across the disciplines.

Edinburgh Research Office events

Digital Skills and Training  Support to develop digital and information literacy, desktop and IT productivity skills.

Prepare for Doctoral Success guide - a guide to help staff facilitate activities and training for new doctoral researchers