Useful links and resources for students
What is the IAD
The Institute of Academic Development provides tailored support and opportunities for undergraduate, master's and doctoral students and for early career and experienced staff involved in teaching, learning and research.
PGR training courses and events
All PGR students are encouraged to sign up to all/any relevant IAD courses. Please check the links below:
More information on IAD training courses and events for doctoral researchers, including course details, eligibility, and how to book can be found below.
Getting Started with Postgraduate Research - Getting Started with Postgraduate Research is a 3-week, interactive online course for all new postgraduate researchers at the University of Edinburgh. This online course for all new first year PGR’s and covers essential information, tips and advice for anyone starting a research degree at Edinburgh. More information and how to sign up can be found below.
The next course is commencing 7th Feb 2022 and will run for 3 weeks. We recommend all our new PGR students sign up for this programme.
For a concise overview of different stages of a PhD, you may want to view the IAD PhD planner.
New students are encouraged to watch the IAD induction video for PGR’s, which is available here:
The Computing Support Team of the School of Informatics offers support and guidance on various technical issues.
Please also check the "DICE for Research Students" course for new PGR students offered via LEARN.
- Open Learn through your MyEd channel
- Click on the top right ‘self-enrol’ tab
- Search for ‘Dice for Research Students’
- Click on course link to view and complete the course
The School of Informatics is able to offer a wide range of part-time tutoring, demonstrating, marking and related jobs to students who are currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.
Previous students have reported that this type of work provides a valuable insight for those considering a career in academia and is a great opportunity to develop useful transferable skills for those whose future might take them down a non-academic career route.
Work on a particular course might also improve your knowledge of a subject area, or open up new research opportunities. We hope that you will benefit from this exposure to the teaching environment. More information and a list of current vacancies can be found on our Teaching Support webpages:
LAUNCH.ed, support for student entrepreneurs
University College Union (PG and postdoc network)