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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.



Please see ASDP Teaching workshops (within CEED)



PGR Supervisor Training

TBC (1230-1600)


Managing people in research teams



Time management: strategies for busy teachers and researchers



Recruitment and selection (academic and research staff)



Academic Review and Development Scheme (ARDS)




Managing Research Information: an introduction to impact, open access, Pure, data management

Wed 21 October 2020 (1000-1200)


Managing Research Information: Pure, hands-on training

Fri 23 October 2020 (1100-1200)

Thu 3 December 2020 (1000-1100)


Managing Research Information: publishing research data

Thu 26 November 2020 (1000-1200)

Managing Research Information: impact in depth

Mon 30 November 2020 (1000-1200)


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.


Please see ASDP Teaching workshops (within CEED)



PhD viva examinations: best practice

Wed 19 November 2020 (1330-1630)

Sem 2 TBC (1330-1630)


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

Thu 12 November 2020 — Part 1

Tue 16 February 2021 — Part 1

Thu 22 April 2021 — Part 1

Wed 16 June 2021 — Part 1

Thu 5 November 2020 — Part 2

Tue 4 March 2021 — Part 2


Student Mental Health Toolkit for Academic Staff

Wed 14 October 2020 (1200-1700)

Thu 4 March 2021 (0930-1530)


Mental Health Awareness Training (Heads of School)

TBC (0930-1230 & 1330-1630)


ARDS Reviewer Training

Date TBC


Academic Mentoring Networking event

Date TBC—semester 1 (1200-1400)

Date TBC—semester 2 (1200-1400)


Advanced Mentoring for Academics

Date TBC


Board of adjudication—how to contribute effectively

Date TBC (1200-1330) 




Writing Retreats

Wed 7 October 2020 (1300-1630)

Thu 22 October 2020 (0930-1300) 



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:  Dr Rikard Jalkebro (Academic Staff Developer):


Dr Rikard Jalkebro
Academic Staff Developer

Tel: (01334) 467179

Additional support

Academic Staff Development Programme (AY2019-20) (PDF, 301 KB)

- Organisational Staff Development Service (OSDS)
- Mentoring schemes
- Academic review and development

New to the University?

- New Staff Learning Portal