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Online and in-person training

There are a wide range of training courses available from the Institute for Academic Development.

These include study skills for students, career development for researchers, and teaching skills for tutors.

Managing your Research Teams

This IAD training workshops enables PIs to be informed on best practice and policies for managing people. It is essential training for staff with managerial roles and is compulsory for anyone hiring people on grants.

Further course details, dates and booking for Managing your Research Teams.

Ingenious Women

Ingenious Women is a programme which empowers female postdocs to take control of their careers. Run over three weekends, there is space provided for learning, discussion, reflection and creativity, away from work and home life.

Details of 2020 programme and dates.

Research Leader Training Programme

Research Leadership is for aspiring principal investigators - further details available from IAD

Scottish Crucible

This prestigious leadership and development programme for early career researchers in Scotland.

The programme is about helping researchers to see the bigger picture. It aims to help researchers think differently and send participants back to their work inspired.  to help early career researchers see the bigger picture

Contact IAD to find out more.

Diversity in the Workplace

This online training module from Equality and Diversity increases knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity issues, and should be completed by everyone who works for the University.

Access the Diversity in the Workplace online module.

Unconcious Bias

This training raises awareness of unconcious bias and reduces its effect on decision-making and workplace culture. It is compulsory for all staff involved in recruitment and promotion panels. Training is available online or in person.

Access the Unconcious Bias online module.

Watch a short film on unconcious bias from the Royal Society.

Test your unconcious bias with the Implicit Association Test from Harvard University.

Analysis of Project Implicit results across nationalities, and the link with percentage of female scientists.