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Academic Staff Development Programme (ASDP)

The ASDP, which has been developed by CAPOD,  are a series of focused, bite-sized workshops designed to equip, support and develop members of academic staff and research staff who teach.  They are offered once per semester/ academic year.  Image of a group of people a dance.The wide range of opportunities and resources are also available to Teaching fellows and Research staff. 

‌The workshops and resources draw on the knowledge, experience and expertise of staff from a variety of schools and units across the University. ‌ The programme is designed to complement the guidance and mentoring provided within Schools, where appropriate discipline-based support can best be given.  The aims & objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • familiarise staff with key policies and procedures for the University;
  • provide opportunities to reflect and potentially enhance practice in teaching and research;
  • enhance professional expertise;
  • create environment which provides the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other university academics.

ASDP workshops

A wide range of workshops cover the areas of: ‌

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Service

Image of people on PCs.The workshops have been designed to help, support and develop the skills/ knowledge of academics in their teaching and research.  The Core workshops are strongly advised and essential for new staff; the Supplementary workshops are recommended. For the complete list of workshops currently scheduled, please see: ASDP AY2016-17 programme (PDF, 404 KB)

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).  New workshops are added during the year, so please be sure to check back every so often.

BOOK your place via PDMS:
The system provides descriptions of the workshops, and additional relevant details.

Contribute your knowledge and experiences 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?

The 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 Development

Tel: (01334) 467179

Additional support

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

- CAPOD funding
- Mentoring schemes
- Academic probation scheme

New to the University?

- University staff induction
- Staff essentials workshops
- Online induction resources