External Training Opportunities

Opportunities for additional training particularly relevant to EASTBIO students will be advertised as they arise. Information will be advertised here and via our mailing list and social media.

Points for External Training and Development

First and second year EASTBIO students may apply to receive EASTBIO training points for training and development opportunities external to the programme, either delivered by the local institution or by an external provider that are not currently accounted for in the training programme. External opportunities can fulfil a maximum of 20% of the total training point requirements; amounting to 40 points out of the 200 training points that should be aggregated by the end of the first two years of PhD study. Students in their third year are eligible to apply if they have outstanding training to complete. Please complete the EASTBIO form for each training you wish to apply for points for: https://forms.office.com/e/W8LXbXsBsf.

Eligible training must be at least one-day long and fulfil at least one of the stated criteria. To apply, students should (a) complete the online form and (b) provide evidence of the training by emailing bioenq@exseed.ed.ac.uk. Evidence can include: certificate of completion, ‘thank you for attending’ email, screenshot of online attendance, confirmation of attendance from trainer/supervisor.

Examples of eligible training include: scientific methods, advanced training, teaching or demonstrating work undertaken, non-academic work towards a specific skill development. After a review of your application form, EASTBIO will contact you to confirm the training points approval (or seek clarifications, as necessary) and we will update your Training Development Record accordingly.

Applications will be reviewed: 11th December 2023, 4th March 2024, 3rd June 2024, 2nd September 2024.

L2D / SysMIC Training opportunity

EASTBIO funds 5 places on the online Learn to Discover - Training in Data Science & Machine Learning for Health, Disease and Bioscience, and 5 places on the SysMIC course - Module 1 – Introduction to Quantitative Skills for Bioscience, open to EASTBIO first-year students on a competitive basis – total worth of award ~10,000.

Please fill in the Application form for the course you are interested in after discussing its benefits for your research project & skills development with your supervisor/s. Your supervisor must support and sign your application. Submit your completed and signed application to EASTBIO no later than the closing date, below.

We also encourage you to speak to EASTBIO students who have previously completed the SysMIC course – contact details available on request.

Closing date: 25 September 2023

SySMIC brief overview video

L2D overview video

For any further questions you may have, please email EASTBIO.