Welcome along/back

A warm welcome to new students to the University of Edinburgh and a welcome back to returning students! This academic year has another packed programme of events and workshops here at the Institute for Academic Development.  We will use this blog to provide useful hints and tips as well as keep …

Mid Semester Welcome Event

Mid Semester Welcome Event 20th May 2020 This morning is for students who have missed a University Welcome event this academic year or have arrived recently. The event is hosted by the Institute for Academic Development. You will be provided with information on: how to manage your Research the support …

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2020

The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide). Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to run the Three Minute Thesis Competition in its current face to face format, therefore this year’s competition …

Academic Writing courses from English Language Education

Academic Writing courses for international PhD students Beginning in the week beginning 20th April, English Language Education will be offering several writing courses specifically for international PhD students whose first language is not English. Writing a First Year Report, for students in the first year of their PhD journey, preparing …

New workshop: Working productively at a distance – working with your supervisor and time management

Working productively at a distance – working with your supervisor and time management – 9th April 2020 (10am – 11.30am) Since the Covid-19 outbreak we are all being forced to work in different ways.  This online workshop will examine two key questions for PhD students at this time: How can …

Upcoming IAD PhD Workshops

As a result of the latest Covid-19 developments and the statement from the Principal, the IAD are working with facilitators to continue running our programme by moving face to face workshops online, primarily using Collaborate on Learn. If a workshop is unable to be delivered online we are working with facilitators to …

Presentation Skills Training

Will you be attending a conference to deliver a presentation or present a poster?  The IAD have a number of workshops to develop presentation skills, how to design an effective conference poster and how to design slides, as well as workshops on public speaking and networking: Designing Effective Slides – …

Edinburgh Award (Researcher Professional Development)

Edinburgh Award (Researcher Professional Development) From March to December 2020, IAD is piloting an Edinburgh Award (Researcher Professional Development) for PhD students at the University. This is a structured Award for researchers to plan, engage and reflect on their professional development. You will have to commit to undertaking a minimum …

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and a prosperous 2020 from the IAD!  As a new year starts we continue to provide a range of resources and workshops for Postgraduate Researchers.  Take a look at some of the things we are offering this year: Writing Workshops: We offer a range of writing workshops including …