Courses & events

Information on our training courses and events for Postgraduate Researchers, including course details, eligibility, and how to book.

Update Sep 2023

The Institute for Academic Development continues to offer a mix of online and on-campus activities to staff and students.

During AY23/24, we will be running an increased number of on-campus options compared to the last couple of years. Do therefore check workshop and event information carefully when booking, to be sure of the mode of delivery.

If you have any issues with the workshop pages below, you can visit the University's Event Booking website and select Provider - Institute for Academic Development from the drop down list. You should be able to view and book currently open workshops there.

Studying online - Information Services have collated this Guidance for students: using online learning tools

Find out what to expect when attending an IAD in-person or online workshop here


The course directory provides a list of workshops run for doctoral researchers by the IAD.

The course directory provides a list of workshops run for doctoral researchers by the IAD.

IAD workshops for postgraduate researchers by theme.

Workshops mapped against the UK's Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Workshops aimed at postgraduate researchers in CAHSS only.

Workshops for postgraduate researchers in CMVM only.

Workshops for postgraduate researchers in CSE only, including some School-specific workshops.

Course eligibility, booking and cancelling instructions, and contact information for the IAD researcher development team.

Postgraduate Researchers online training courses (topics include statistics; imaging; academic writing; and data management). Some you can do any time, and others run at specific times of the year.

This online course covers the fundamentals of research impact – what it is and how it can be embedded in every step of the research journey.

Getting Started with Postgraduate Research is a 3-week, interactive online course for all new postgraduate researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Courses for tutoring and demonstrating

Taking on  a part-time tutoring or demonstrating role? To supplement School-based support, we provide generic training courses and resources designed for all tutors and demonstrators across the University.

Courses and resources for tutors and demonstrators