Places available: Upcoming IAD PhD Workshops

We have places available on the following upcoming workshops:

Writing and Designing your Academic Poster Workshop

Thursday 28th March 2019

This workshop is for PhD researchers who are preparing their academic poster for presentation at a conference or seminar.  More information and booking here

Pitch Perfect: Public Speaking, Networking and Engaging

Friday 29th March 2019

This workshop will cover various situations that academics are faced with regularly with regards to verbal interaction. We will cover delivery of oral presentations, how to get the most from your poster session at a conference, how to pitch your research and how to network effectively. More information and booking here

Managing a Bibliography in Endnote

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

This is an introductory course aimed at getting you started in using EndNote. The course topics include adding records to your EndNote database, using EndNote to insert citations in word documents and generate bibliographies, and tips for efficient management of bibliographic sources. More information and booking here

Conference and Events Organising

Friday 5th April 2019

This workshop is designed specifically for students who are interested in planning events, workshops or conferences. More information and booking here 


IAD Public Engagement

IAD Public Engagement team supports researchers across the university (staff and students) in their public engagement activities.

This includes:

  • Providing expert advice and support for academic managers and researchers about public engagement with research
  • Leading university-wide public engagement related projects
  • Developing and facilitating networking and training opportunities for researchers involved in public engagement
  • Working with external organisations to provide opportunities for public engagement activities
  • Working with Edinburgh’s many festivals to provide public engagement opportunities for researchers including: the Fringe, the Science Festival, the Just Festival, the Film Festival and the History Festival.
  • Representing the University of Edinburgh at the Beltane Public Engagement Network

For more information, please contact the team at

About the Beltane Public Engagement Network

The Beltane Public Engagement Network is a partnership between Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University, Queen Margaret University and The University of Edinburgh. There is an agreement between the four universities to coordinate their approaches to public engagement with research, and training in public engagement.

Beltane was established in 2008, when the universities in Edinburgh were awarded over £1 million of funding to become an RCUK Beacon for Public Engagement. From 2012-2017, the Network was funded by the four universities in Edinburgh to provide a central team based at The University of Edinburgh. This funding has now ended, but the partnership continues.

By joining forces, the four universities can share best practice and opportunities. Having a recognisable point of contact also makes it easier for other organisations to work with Edinburgh’s universities – and to do so without seeming to favour one over the other.

By being part of a university in Edinburgh, you are part of the Network. This means that you can participate in any public engagement opportunity (event or training) at any of the four universities.

For more information visit