Learning and development

The University provides a range of learning and development activities to ensure staff understand what is expected of them when working at the University.  

This starts with an Induction Programme made up of various elements such as online information about the work of the University and a Welcome Event where you will meet some of the people who offer different services to staff as well as other new starters.  

The most important aspect of the Induction is your Departmental Induction where you really get to learn about the work activity, people and environment you will be working in. 

All staff take part in the University’s Professional Development Review (PDR) which is a discussion with your reviewer where you plan your work, discuss how your job is going and consider if you have any learning and development needs.

The University has a wealth of learning opportunities that  provides training for staff. Some of these will be supported through coaching and mentoring from people who have knowledge and experience to help you.  Your department might also hold training or briefing events so that you are kept up to date with new approaches or procedures.  

The University also provides learning and development programmes for different groups of staff for professional development and in some cases qualifications that are relevant to certain roles.

Development programmes and resources are available in the areas of:

  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Researcher Development 
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Leadership and Management Programmes
  • IT Training 
  • Mentoring 
  • Online Learning Resources