Career development

Career development support for research staff at the University of Edinburgh, designed to support career planning and development.

Career planning

The Institute for Academic Development has a number of career development resources to support research staff with their career planning.


The Institute of Academic Development provides career development support to research staff on behalf of the University.

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The Research Careers Tool is designed to help researchers, in conversation with their peer groups, mentors and line mangers, to be more strategic and selective in what they take on.

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The revised Concordat includes reference to researchers having opportunities, structured support, encouragement and time to engage in a minimum of 10 days professional development pro rata per year.

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Raising awareness of leadership roles available to researchers.

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The focus in Annual Review is about having an honest two way conversation. The resources and 5 steps to take will help you have a positive performance and development discussion as well as signpost you to resources available to you as a researcher.

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