Hearing Panels
Professional Development Programme

Senior managers (grades, 8, 9 or 10) and approved Trade Union representatives who participate on panels to hear grievance, disciplinary and capability matters. Heads of Departments who hear early stage disciplinary, grievance or capability matters are also encouraged to attend.

Pre-requisites: None

This course is designed to give an overview of the legal framework surrounding the management of employee relations matters and compliance with the ACAS Code of Practice.

It is intended to equip managers with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct Hearings and to apply judgements fairly and consistently.

To understand the actual and potential commitment required of people who sit on Hearing panels, including at appeals and Employment Tribunal.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • The law as it applies to employee relations matters and how this is applied via UCL policies
  • Planning for and participating on Hearing panels
  • Understanding discrimination
  • Demonstrates a commitment to (and promotes) equality and diversity ensuring UCL is an inclusive environment in which individuals are respected and unacceptable behaviours challenged
  • Contributes to cross disciplinary activity
  • Participates actively in Departmental, Faculty and UCL wide Committees, Working Parties, Investigatory Panels and other corporate roles as required

Please familiarise yourself with UCL’s disciplinary procedure and grievance procedure in advance of the course.

Fiona Daffern, Head of Employment Policy Development About the facilitator...
Sarah Guise, Head of Equalities and Diversity About the facilitator...


Date, time and venue: 4 hour workshop

25 June 2015 1230 - 1630 Room 339 Rockefeller Building


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll 
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking form

OD Course Contact: Khiera Yusuf