We regularly hold lunchtime forums providing (what we hope will be) useful information on a particular subject, as well other special events. See Upcoming events for any still to be held. The links below allow you to have another look at the slides presented at some of the events that have previously been held.
A work-life balance: Family friendly Policies and Support at the University

On 22nd October 2015 Elspeth Wedgwood (HR) gave an overview of the policies that exist within the University of Edinburgh to support staff and students with caring responsibilities.
Career Progression, Equality & the Role of Altmetrics

On 17th September 2015 a special event was organised by Martyn Pickersgill (Edinburgh Medical School) with presentations from two guest speakers Euan Adie (founder of and Paul Naish (publisher at Taylor & Francis). They introduced altmetrics and discussed how it can benefit academics.
Being an internal examiner and How to run a successful viva

On 6th October 2015 and again on 3rd February 2016 Prof Philippa Saunders (Director of Postgraduate Research, CMVM) and Prof Ian Dransfield (CIR) presented at a Lunchtime forum entitled “Let’s talk about vivas – how to run a successful viva”


Mentoring – What, Why and Who?

On 2nd June 2015 Marie Leadbetter from Mentoring Connections gave a presentation about the What, Why and Who of Mentoring


The University of Edinburgh Promotion Process for Academics

Pauline McLeod from HR has explained the promotion process within the university on a number of different occasions now in the past two years, each time followed by one of our eminent female academics who spoke about their personal experiences. The above slides are from the latest repeat of this event held in October 2016.
Flexible working

On 9th June 2014, 28th January 2015 and again on 19th May 2015 Elspeth Wedgwood from HR gave an overview of flexible working policy within the university.


The Recruitment Process for Academic Staff

On 24th September 2014 Elspeth Wedgwood from HR gave a talk on the processes involved in recruiting academic staff.


Post-Award Grant Finance Management

On 29th October 2014 and again on 21st January 2015 Jennifer McCluskey (Research Liaison manager with Finance at central UoE) gave a talk on Grant Finance Management.


The P&DR process – a practical guide

On 20th January 2015 and again on 9th March 2016 Elspeth Wedgwood from HR gave a talk on what is involved with the Performance and Development Review (P&DR).