Human Resources

Leadership Development

The University offers two leadership programmes and supports attendance on the Aurora programme offered by the Advance HE.


The purpose of these programmes is to develop a University wide leadership peer group which:

  • Has as an increased awareness and understanding of leadership and its importance within the University
  • Becomes an expanding network of contacts across the University which alumni can draw on in the future
  • Supports the development of individual self-awareness of personal style, preferences and an appreciation of different perspectives
  • Develops and embeds new skills and behaviours required for success in the role and providing a firm foundation on which to build for the future.
  • Is better able to manage the performance and contribution of others to meet strategic objectives
  • Learns from each other


Introduction to Leadership 

Aimed at leaders of teams or projects who are key to the future growth of organisation.

Senior Leadership Programme

Aimed at staff with significant leadership responsibilities including strategic direction of their work area.


Aimed at female staff in grades UE07 and UE08 or equivalent prior to taking their first significant step up.

Information for Nominating Managers

Additional Information for University Programmes

Leaders Forum

The purpose of the Leaders Forum is to establish a community of leaders across the University, to encourage collaboration, communication and commitment in addressing the strategic challenges facing the Institution.

Leadership Development Opportunities (secured)

The following guide provides an overview of leadership development opportunities in 2020.

Development options for those not attending a programme

Any questions about the programme should be raised with Learning and Development team.

Email Learning and Organisation Development