College Training Programme


We offer training courses in a wide range of areas to assist the development of commonly required skills in the workplace.

Below is a full list of training courses currently provided by Organisational Development, and an overview of learning and development opportunities offered by other departments.

Please note: some courses may only be offered once per academic year. Please click on the link for the relevant title to find out the next date for the course you are interested in. Alternatively, please see the staff events calendar and filter by 'staff training' to see all our upcoming training dates. Where a course date is not available, please email us to add your name to the waiting list and we will let you know when a date is arranged.

If there is a particular area which you feel needs to be added to the programme, please contact us.



Upcoming events

Mar   03   2021

Navigating Research Funding

Engaging with research funding can be a highly rewarding experience, but it needs to be understood within its wider context. The priorities of research funders do not emerge in isolation but are based on global, national, regional, institutional or more local drivers. Understanding these drivers is crucial when developing research projects as such knowledge will ensure that the right scheme or programme is targeted and that individual projects interact successfully with funder priorities. This session will provide participants with a broad understanding of the research funding landscape, which will be beneficial to those in the early stages of their research career or more senior colleagues who are looking to refresh their knowledge of research funding. Additionally, it will act as a useful introduction to discipline specific grant writing sessions which will also run as part of the Advance Programme.
Mar   04   2021

Manager's Discussion Forum

The Manager's Discussion Forum is an online space where managers, working in academic and professional services, can come together to share tips for coping in these difficult times and support one another.
Mar   08   2021

Task switching

Following on from the Time Management course, this half-day will help you manage task switching effectively to improve personal productivity.
Mar   09   2021

Conducting difficult conversations

This workshop will equip you with the skills and behaviours to take a positive and sensitive approach to conducting difficult conversations, enabling your to handle them clearly, professionally and assertively.