Places available on upcoming IAD PhD Workshops

We have places available on the following upcoming workshops:

Introductory Statistics for Life Scientists – Level 1

Monday 30th January 2017

This online course will introduce the basic principles of statistical thinking (statistical inference) and one or two of the most common types of analysis that might be needed for Masters or PhD research projects. More information here

Managing a Bibliography in Endnote

Thursday 2nd February 2017

This is an introductory course aimed at getting you started in using EndNote. More information here

Practical Project Management for Research Students

Thursday 2nd February 2017

This workshop will introduce you to project management, with a focus on the development of practical skills. More information here

Prepare for Doctoral Success

Monday 6th February 2017

This online course will help you settle in to your doctoral studies by sharing essential information, tips and advice, and giving you an opportunity to interact with other students at the same stage. More information here

Find out more about all our workshops here

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Prepare for Doctoral Success

banner-prepare-for-doctoral-successPrepare for Doctoral Success is a 4-week, interactive course for all doctoral researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Starting a doctorate is a very exciting time, but it can also be difficult to know where to start. This course aims to help you settle in by sharing essential information, tips and advice and giving you an opportunity to interact with other students at the same stage. The course is structured as follows:

Week 1: Getting to know you – this is to introduce you to the course and other participants

Week 2: Starting out – the essential information and expectations

Week 3: The first year- milestones, planning and skills development

Week 4: Working with your supervisor – hints and tips, expectations and supervisor styles

The course will start on the 6th February 2017 and is hosted in Learn.  You can find out more and book a place here

Places available on upcoming IAD PhD Workshops

We have places available on the following upcoming workshops:

Academic Writing Masterclass

Friday 27th January 2017

A Masterclass is tutor-led group session for academic writers who would like to get feedback on their writing from a small, supportive audience. More information here

Structured Writing Retreat

Monday 30th January 2017

Come to a writing retreat if you want to make progress on a writing project (such as a thesis chapter or a journal article) and build confidence in your academic writing skills. More information here

Poster Production

Tuesday 31st January 2017

Focusing on the practical elements of a poster event, this workshop will take you through the process of production, completion and final presentation of ‘your research on a page’. More information here

Practical Project Management for Research Students

Thursday 2nd February 2017

This workshop will introduce you to project management, with a focus on the development of practical skills. Find out more here

You can find a full list of our workshops here

PGR Mid-Semester Welcome Event 26/1/17

Postgraduate Research Mid Semester Welcome Event – 26th January 2017

Postgraduate students arriving after Welcome Week still have the opportunity to attend University welcome events

What will happen during this event?

This morning is for students who have missed a University Welcome event this academic year or have arrived recently. The event is being hosted by the Institute for Academic Development. You will be provided with information on:

  • how to manage your Researchwelcome_primarylogo_main
  • the support that is available to you at the University
  • current PhD students’ experiences

Find out more and book a place here

Happy new year from the IAD!

Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017 from the IAD!  imagesCAJDXVCV

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 Getting Started, Grammar, Writing for Publication, Is my Writing Academic Enough and Writing Abstracts.
  • Online Statistics: We run a 5 week online Introductory Statistics for Life Scientists Course
  • PGR Mid-Semester Welcome Event: This morning is for students who have missed a University Welcome event this academic year or have arrived recently.
  • 3 Minute Thesis: The fifth annual 3 Minute Thesis Competition will take place on the 22nd June 2017.  Training is available to anyone interested in taking part in this competition, this will take place on the 15th and 27th February 2017.
  • Follow us on twitter @iad4phd to keep up to date with the latest workshops and events

For more information on all of the above please see here