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Staff Training and Development

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Financial Services Training

The financial training modules provided by Financial Services cover all aspects and levels of financial administration and financial management to assist University staff members in their respective financial administration roles. The modules are designed to be informal with examples, exercises and open discussion, and FSD will be pleased to receive feedback from staff.

Training modules are scheduled throughout the year and presenters are able to provide one-off sessions for departmental requests, or one-on-one sessions when the need arises.

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Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC)

HEDC supports the University community in sustaining and improving the quality and effectiveness of teaching and other academic activities. HEDC also offers a Master of Higher Education degree.

Services provided include:

  • Professional development of Academic Staff
  • Evaluation of teaching and courses
  • Development of Educational Technology
  • Student Learning assistance and development
  • Research in Higher Education
  • Other professional and academic activities

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Human Resources Professional Development

The General Programme covers topics including professional, personal and communication skills and as well as topics such as inclusivity and career development open to all staff.

The Managing People Toolkit and the Essential Management Programme are targeted toward managers and team leaders.

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Information Technology Services (ITS)

ITS provide computer training courses ranging from basic keyboarding skills to advanced technical subjects.

Courses usually are 1 or 2 hours, most are free for staff, and you can book a place online. Individual tuition or group sessions are also available.

Learn more about ITS training courses.

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Occupational Health & Safety Training

The following courses are available to all staff:

  • first aid training
  • computer health and safety
  • fire wardens
  • back care
  • laboratory health and safety

Learn more about Occupational Health & Safety training.

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Staff Development Policies and Processes

Academic Development

Find out more about Academic Development Including Confirmation of Appointment, Scholarship Development Process and Research and Study Leave.

Study Assistance

The University supports the professional development of staff by granting various levels of fees subsidy and time to attend classes for staff who wish to study both internally and externally. Certain conditions apply. Find out more about Study Assistance

Professional Development Review for General Staff

The annual Professional Development Review gives general staff an opportunity to discuss and plan their professional development with their manager/supervisor on a confidential basis. Find out more about General Staff Development Policies and Processes.

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Women's Professional Development Options

The Women's Professional Development Programme supports the professional development of women within the University.