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Academic Staff Development Programme (ASDP)

The Academic Staff Development Programme (ASDP) is a series of focused, bite-sized workshops designed to equip, support and develop members of academic staff and research staff who teach.  Each workshop is offered once per semester / academic year, and draws upon the knowledge, experience and expertise of staff from a variety of schools and units across the University. ‌The ASDP is designed to complement the guidance and mentoring provided within Schools, where appropriate discipline-based support can best be given.

ASDP workshops

A wide range of workshops cover the areas of Teaching, Service and Research.  All workshops that are currently live and available for booking are hyperlinked directly to the University online booking system (PDMS). New workshops are added during the year, so please be sure to check back every so often. 

Core workshops

These workshops are essential for new staff and strongly advised for other academics.



Assessment and feedback

Effective lecturing

Small group teaching

Module Design

Convening a module


PGR Supervisor Training

Managing people in research teams

Time management:  strategies for busy teachers and researchers

Recruitment and selection (academic and research staff)


Please see the Passport to Research Futures - all workshops on this Passport are open to academic staff.

Supplementary workshops

These workshops are recommended for all academics.



Teaching Practice Forum 

  • Tues 21 November 2017 (1230-1400)
  • Fri 24 November 2017 (1230-1400)
  • Tues 27 February 2018 (1230-1400)
  • Fri 2 March 2018 (1230-1400) 


PhD viva examinations: best practice

Resilience in the face of change (Part 1 & 2)

Student Mental Health Toolkit for Academic Staff

Board of adjudication—how to contribute effectively


Please see the Passport to Research Futures - all workshops on this Passport are open to academic staff.

Academic Review meetings - personal development

At each of your Academic Review meetings, your Head of School (HoS) will discuss your personal development with you.  During these meetings, you will have the opportunity to highlight and discuss the workshops you would like to participate in.   Once agreed with your HoS, please book your place on the workshop(s) using the University online booking system (PDMS):

Contribute your knowledge and experience through the ASDP

Imange of a man reaching to the camera with open hand.Passionate about being an academic? Would you welcome the opportunity to share your passion and expertise with others?

Most of our workshops are delivered 'in-house' by staff who have experience & knowledge in specific areas.  We welcome new ideas / topics that can help support and develop academics, and are always looking to increase our pool of facilitators to deliver workshops. If you are interested, please contact:  Erwin Lai (Academic Staff Developer).


Erwin Lai
Academic Staff Developer

Tel: (01334) 467179

Additional support

Academic Staff Development Programme (AY2017-18) (PDF, 331 KB)

- ID5101/02 Modules
HEA-accredited (scroll to bottom of page)

- CAPOD funding
- Mentoring schemes
- Academic review and development

New to the University?

- University staff induction
- Online induction resources