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Both online and face-to-face training sessions are provided by Divisional and central University services. The Division expects that all staff will be granted a minimum of five days paid time off per year for professional development activities.

  • The Medical Sciences Division runs a termly programme of skills training, including graduate student training, guidance on issues related to medical research (ethics, research techniques), general research skills, and personal development.
  • The People and Organisational Development (POD) unit provides a range of learning and development opportunities for all staff groups, covering leadership, management, and personal development.
  • The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers a range of courses, support and services including accredited programmes, digital tools, online courses, consultancy for course and programme design, and networking opportunities.
  • The IT Learning Centre delivers frequent classes and online course, covering both basic, intermediate, and advanced IT-related skills.
  • The Equality and Diversity Unit provides information on mentoring and equality and diversity-related training.
  • University Administration and Services provide training for researchers and research administrators, covering integrity and ethics, finance, research administration and associated software, and training for clinical researchers. They also run regular induction events and a biannual conference for Professional Services staff, which includes sessions on policy updates, careers in university administration, skills development, and new projects, as well as providing networking opportunities.
  • The Careers Service has a wealth of online self-help resources to encourage you to reflect upon your career options. Research staff at grade 6 and above, current students, and alumni can access the CareerConnect portal to book appointment with a careers advisor, view the Career Service’s events, and search for vacancies. Dedicated pages for research staff and students provide advice about careers both within and beyond academia.