Organising the Edinburgh Symposium for the International Consortium for Dementia and Wayfinding

When conducting my literature review, I found that there are pockets of research around the world about people with dementia who get lost or go ‘missing’, but that there seemed to be no platform for knowledge exchange.   So, in collaboration with a Canadian PhD student who I had met on …

Training as a young tutor: my experience of attending the “Introduction to Academic Practice” course at the University of Edinburgh

As a PhD student, you will most probably get the opportunity to tutor undergraduate and/or postgraduate taught students. In addition to providing a (much welcome!) venue for income, tutoring experience advances academic career prospects, as it is an essential prerequisite for academic posts that involve teaching duties, such as teaching …

My experience of the “Edinburgh Teaching Award”

The Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) is a self-reflective route to gaining recognition for teaching experience acquired in an academic context, while developing a better insight of one’s teaching skills and methods. It is offered by the University’s Institute of Academic Development. EdTA is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), …