Vitae web:www.vitae.ac.uk An organisation to champion the professional and career development of
researchers "Realising the potential of Researchers". The UK Research
Councils' main training and career development support for Research Staff.
This website also contains: listings of courses; events; a folder of publications;
sections of news; careers advice and information on the rights/ responsibilities
of researchers. We have put together a webpage of links to their Useful
CSEL - The Centre for Scientific Enterprise Limited web:www.cselondon.com/
CSEL is a joint UCL and London Business School venture, providing a range
of training in the area of Entrepreneurship - particularly in the fields of
science and technology.
NESTA - National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts web:www.nesta.org.uk/ NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts - a unique and independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative, and they run the Crucible programme bringing together high-flying and innovative researchers.
Researchers in Residence web:http://www.researchersinresidence.ac.uk/cms/ Researches in residence is a scheme placing researchers in secondary schools across the UK . Researchers have the opportunity to develop valuable skills like communication and team working.
Nature Network London web:network.nature.com/london Although not directly a training provider this site is an excellent portal to many development opportunities, and runs an annual London based event which is a careers fair for scientists with associated workshop sessions.
Note for Research Staff: much specialist training and development and CPD activity in your research area will be provided through your appropriate professional body, research council, funder, learned society or similar; this will vary by subject, therefore check with your department.
Continuous Professional Development:
Chartered Management Institute (CMI) web:www.managers.org.uk/ The Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body that is dedicated to management and leadership. It is committed to raising performance by championing management.
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development web:www.cipd.co.uk/about/ The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people.
Association of University Administrators (AUA) web:
www.aua.ac.uk AUA is an established provider of professional development opportunities for university managers and administrators in the higher education sector.
Leadership and Management:
The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (formerly Higher Education Staff Development Agency - HESDA) web:www.lfhe.ac.uk The Leadership Foundation provides a dedicated service of support and advice on leadership, governance and management for all the UK 's universities and higher education colleges.
HE Change Academy web:www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/institutions/change
The Change Academy is focused on the development
of “teams” of people who have
been brought together to lead,
co-ordinate and facilitate change
within an institution.
Organisational and Staff Development have associations with external agencies
who also provide suitable training and development opportunities. Where funding
is required for courses staff should discuss sponsorship with their manager/Head
The UCL Study Assistance Scheme may provide you with funding towards a qualification that you wish to study. Please access the following link for more information: www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/osd/sas/faqs.php