PGR Mid-Semester Welcome Event 6/4/17

Postgraduate Research Mid Semester Welcome Event – 6th April 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

Places available: Upcoming IAD PhD Workshops

We have places available on the following upcoming workshops:

Presenting Made Easy – Delivering Presentations

20th March 2017

This workshop gives the opportunity to deliver a presentation.  Participants will present a prepared 5 min(max) talk on subject of their own choice or give an overview of their subject preferably using visual aids. They will then receive positive and encouraging feedback. More information and booking here

Searching Research Literature and Managing Bibliographies

22nd March 2017

This workshop is a mixture of presentations and hands on practical computer-based sessions to help participants understand the information research process and developing Good practice in literature searching.  More information and booking here

Proof Reading

22nd March 2017

This workshop looks at the many stages of copy-editing and proof-reading that must be done before the thesis is submitted or the academic paper published. We look at some myths about writing, identify common errors and offer a range of techniques for spotting them.  More information and booking here

Writing a Literature Review

23rd March 2017

Developing a review is a complex task which involves selecting, organising and evaluating source material; reading actively while taking effective notes; and shaping relevant information into a coherent piece of writing. This workshop offers practical ways of making this process manageable and beginning to develop a review. More information and booking here

For a full list of all our workshops please see here


Places available: Upcoming IAD PhD Workshops

Time Management and Goal Setting

Wednesday 8th March 2017

This workshop will explore how important and personal our daily management and goal setting can be to help us achieve our life and career goals. More information and booking here

Speed Reading

Wednesday 8th March 2017

This workshop will give you a number of tools to help you to read more quickly, more strategically and more critically. More information and booking here

Simply Assertive

Wednesday 8th March 2017

The aim of this workshop is to enable delegates to have a greater self confidence in difficult situations and feel able to express their opinions.  More information and booking here

Creating Effective Collaboration

Thursday 9th March 2017

This workshop is an opportunity for participants to reflect on their strengths, determine what they want and develop a constructive approach to current and future collaborations. More information and booking here

Viva Survivor

Friday 10th March 2017

Viva Survivor is a session for postgraduate researchers close to submission who want to gain insight on how to be well prepared for their viva.  More information and booking here

Creative Problem Solving for Researchers

Friday 10th March 2017

This workshop will focus on the needs and personal creativity styles of all the participants and will then will move on to explore: How to explore a problem and tackle it from a number of new angles; A range of creativity techniques and how to apply and implement them; A toolkit for evaluating ideas.  More information and booking here

You can find a full list of workshops here


STEAM Transcultural Science Communication Summer School

STEAM Transcultural Science Communication Summer School

3-12 July 2017; Marathon, Greece

Join us for a 10-days intensive training in science communication in Marathon (just outside Athens), Greece. STEAM provides training in science communication for university students, researchers, and educators and innovatively marries science and art in science communication practice.

University of Edinburgh students are eligible to apply for grants to cover fees, travel, accommodation and subsistence. Grant applications are due 7 April 2017. See:

For more information see  or contact

Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, STEAM is led by the University of Malta, with the following partners: European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA, France), Haaga-Helia University (Finland), science  communication company Science View (Greece), University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and Rhine-Waal University (Germany).