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Welcome to the University’s online course booking system, PDMS.

From here you can browse through our upcoming workshops and book yourself a place. You also have the ability to cancel a booking and view your training history by going to
My training record.

The system works by separating staff and students into various cohorts. You can select the cohort most relevant to you (e.g. taught postgraduate, academic, support staff) via the drop-down menu at the side of the page and the system will display the most relevant courses for you.

Course etiquette

  1. Arrive on time (at least 5 minutes before start of course) Delaying the start of courses to wait for late participants wastes everyone's time. Courses will start at the advertised time and participants arriving late may be excluded from joining the course.
  2. Sign-in on the Attendance Register, otherwise you will be marked down as a "non-attendee". Please note that it is your responsibility to remember to sign in on arrival (or departure).
  3. Expect to stay for the whole course - if you cannot stay for the whole course, e.g. because of other work commitments, please don't book a place.
  4. Complete your feedback form (if one is provided) and either return at the end of the course or send to CAPOD.

Booking/attendance policy

If you are member of staff, please remember you should have gained approval from your manager prior to booking on any course.

If you find you are unable to attend a course on which you have booked, please cancel your place to make it available to others. To do this, select 'My training record' (right hand column of page). Log in with your email user name and password, find the relevant course in the list, and click the 'Cancel booking' link. You should cancel at least 2 days in advance of the event, so that we can reallocate your place to someone on the waiting list. If you need to cancel at very short notice please email

Individuals who book places on courses and then fail to turn up (without cancelling their place) will be noted and will receive lowest priority when places are being allocated on further courses. Persistent 'no-shows' will result in contact with one's School or supervisor as appropriate to discuss the impact of this pattern of behaviour.



Course/event selection