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
At a glance - workshops this month
Workshops mapped by Researcher Development Framework (RDF)
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.
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.
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