Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Courses & events

Professional development workshops for academic research staff. These workshops are free to all academic research staff.

The researcher development workshops and courses have been organised in different ways:

  • A-Z list: contains all the workshops in alphabetical order, with full workshop info.
  • At-a-glance: lists workshop names and dates this month and next, in date order.
  • Researcher Development Framework (RDF): workshops mapped to the national framework for researcher skills.

Please be aware that each grouping contains the same workshops overall, just presented in different ways.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The Institute for Academic Development office is closed, however we are continuing to work remotely and will continue to run online events and provide support online. We will contact those who have signed up to events via email to communicate any changes and further arrangements for planned workshops and events.

For the latest information and advice see: Coronavirus updates


A-Z course list

The workshop directory provides a list of all workshops we run for research staff, plus links to an overview of other University training providers.

At a glance - workshops this month

Researcher development workshops quick-glance schedule. Workshops this month and next.

Workshops mapped by Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Our researcher development workshops mapped against the UK's Researcher Development Framework (RDF).

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