The University is committed to the professional development of staff both in terms of their current role and wider career aspirations. The Resource Managers Group works with the Staff Development department to agree a range of development activities each year.
The Staff Development Course Directory features a wide range of training and development workshops. All workshops arranged by Staff Development are fully funded, there is no charge to you, or your department
Much specialist training activity will of course take place during the time you are undertaking your duties. If you have queries regarding your training needs talk in the first instance to your manager.
The Institute of Science and Technology have formally recognised a new Continuing Professional Development Award (IST/CPD) for Technical Staff working in Higher Education. This is the first time that HE Technical Staff have had the opportunity to work towards a qualification that recognises the unique skills that they bring to the sector.
Further information about the Award can be found at: www.istonline.org.uk/CPD/CPD.htm
Additional information and development events can also be found on the Higher Education and Technicians Education and Development (HEaTED), and the Association of University Administrators (AUA) websites
The annual process to review your training and development needs, and talk about career objectives is Staff Review and Development.
Each department has a trained induction coordinator. This person is responsible for ensuring that new staff are introduced to their new department and role as quickly as possible. In addition all new staff are also personally invited to a 'Welcome to the University' half day soon after joining the University.
Knowledge Network is a scheme set up by the Resource Managers Group to provide opportunities for all administrative, technical and professional services staff on grades A-K to build networks with their peers.
Visit our Knowledge Network webpage to find out more.