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, Health & Wellbeing and a Values-Led Approach to Leadership.


Academic Context

From Nobel laureates and Olympic champions to space explorers and prime ministers, the University of Edinburgh has been influencing the world since 1583. We have curated resources to help you understand the context of working at the University.


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 

To bring our values to life and talk about our behaviours, we believe in the power of ongoing and meaningful conversations focusing on how we work (our strengths and talents) as well as what we are achieving (our objectives and how we perform in our roles).

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 health and wellbeing and support others in your team.

Values-Led Approach 

The University’ has adopted a values-led approach to achieving Strategy 2030

The following guidance will support you adopt a values-led approach in your area, lead behavior focused conversations and/or reflect on your own values and behaviours.

Further Guidance

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