Human Resources

Thematic Support for Leaders and Managers

Collated resources on themes identified by the leadership and management community to support the achievement of Strategy 2030. Topics include Change, Digital Skills, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Meaningful Conversations and Mental Health & Wellbeing.



Constant change is now a workplace reality for us all. These resources provide guidance and support to leaders and managers steering the University through both large strategic and smaller local changes.

Digital Skills

Digital technologies, processes and systems now play a role in almost every part of University activity. This requires a workforce, guided by leaders and managers, with digital skills and capabilities that allow us to maximise these technologies and use them in the appropriate way.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The University of Edinburgh is committed to equality of opportunity for all its staff and students, and promotes a culture of inclusivity. We all have a responsibility in relation to this and we have summarised the resources available to help.

Meaningful Conversations 

These resources aim to produce positive role models committed to delivering authentic and inclusive leadership and management conversations for the benefit of all in the University.

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Work can be challenging and overwhelming at times and we recognise the impact this can have on our mental health. These resources have been created to help you look after your own mental health and wellbeing and support others in your team.


Further Guidance

This guide explains how to discuss the resources in your teams.