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

This course supports your development in line with the UCL Core Behaviours Framework.

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

Facilitators: UCL HR Professionals


Date, time and venue: 4 hour workshop

More dates will be available in the 2017-2018 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.


  • 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: Catherine Brown

Cancellation: Please note that there has been a change to the cancellation policy. The course cancellation and no show fee is £100 starting from the 2015/16 academic year. This charge is applicable to Organisational Development Courses and supersedes all other information regarding this policy elsewhere on the UCL website and training booking system. Additional charges may be incurred on some courses. Read more about cancellation >>.