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Career development


Whatever your position or stage in life, there is support available to help you focus on your developing your career with us. Whether that is in a upward or lateral direction, or by expanding your talents within your current role. 

Academic promotion

The sessions will look at the way the application process proceeds, criteria for promotion and material that needs to be prepared.

Aurora programme

Aurora is for women up to senior lecturer level or Professional Services grade 9 and is run by Advance HE. It aims to enable a wide range of women in academic and professional roles to think of themselves as leaders and to develop leadership skills and strategies for working in the higher education environment.

Career development workshop

This workshop will help you decide what you want from your career, however you define it, and what you need to do to achieve your goals.

CV writing and interview skills

Whether or not you are currently applying for an external or internal position, this short (90 minute) workshop will help you stand the best chance of success. Review the layout and content of your CV to ensure it demonstrates your relevant skills and experience. Understand how to prepare for and create the right impression at interview.

Enabling women in the academic promotions process

A series of three half-day workshops that give women Senior Lecturers and readers assistance in the application process for promotion help with presenting their credentials in the most optimal way to seek promotion.the opportunity to explore the influences and consequences that hinders women's career progressionnetwork with other women, sharing experiences and coping strategies.

Mandala programme

The Mandala programme is an innovative, evidence based and paradigm-shifting programme that supports the career and personal development of Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) staff seeking to progress in their career at Royal Holloway.

Networking skills

If you are put off networking because you believe it is all about elevator pitches and shameless self-promotion then you may want to take this opportunity to view it differently. This short session is one of three new workshops focusing on skills key to getting the most from your career.

Planning ahead for retirement

The 'r' word has been a hot topic since the disappearance of the traditional retirement age. The decision is yours whether sooner or later the 'p' word, planning, is equally important.


The Springboard Women's Development Programme is the award-winning personal and work development programme for women.




Upcoming events

Nov   05   2019

Career development workshop

Fully booked. To join the waiting list, please contact Organisational Development.