Welcome along/back!

For those if you who are new to the PhD blog, I use this space to give hints and tips for successful completion of the PhD as well as giving updates on topics related to PhD life, for example, check out the post about getting started with the Researcher Development Framework.

For those if you who are familiar with the blog, thanks for continuing to follow, its great to have you along!

This academic year sees another packed programme of events and workshops here at the Institute for Academic Development. For more details go to the website. There are new workshops dates coming online throughout the year so keep an eye out for the regular newsletter which should reach you through your Graduate School.

We are also delighted to welcome Edinburgh Beltane as part of the IAD and look forward to finding out what is in store for them this year. Again, information will be included in the regular Newsletter.


(Doctoral Training Manager at IAD)

Social media handbook for researchers

Glasgow Researcher Development blog

Vitae and the Open University have launched a Handbook of Social Media for Researchers and Supervisors: Digital technologies for research dialogues.

Funded through Vitae Innovate and developed by the Open University this handbook aims to assist researchers and their supervisors to adopt and use social media tools in the service of their research, and, in particular in engaging in the discourse of research. The handbook presents an innovative suite of resources for developing and maintaining a social media strategy for research dialogues

Social media such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking tools, social networking websites and photo- and video-sharing websites facilitate the gathering and sharing of information and resources in entirely new ways. The whole nature of collaboration and the ways in which research is being managed and undertaken are developing rapidly and radically.

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