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Training and development

Links to useful training opportunities to support your career development.

    Mandatory training

    New staff are required to complete UCL’s mandatory training modules. Existing staff must periodically review and update mandatory training as required.

    Professional development training

    Research students at UCL are expected to take advantage of UCL DocSkills and other training on offer and should aim to participate in relevant training to an equivalent of 10 days per year.

    Personal development

    Explore personal development strategies to help support your career through a range of self-paced resources and interactive webinars.

    Leadership training

    UCL provides a range of leadership training programmes to support current and prospective leaders.

    • UCL Leadership Programmes
      View UCL’s Leadership experiences whether you are leading a department or beginning your career.
    • Advancing Principal Investigators
      UCL's Advancing Principal Investigators programme helps participants to develop the necessary skills and tools to lead a research team.
    • Lead at UCL
      Lead at UCL is a SharePoint site full of management and leadership training, guidance, and advice for all leaders at UCL.
    • Lab Leader Series
      The Lab Leaders Series is a collection of video interviews with UCL's leading researchers providing invaluable insight into what really matters when building successful research teams and projects.
    • UCL People Managers Hub
      The UCL People Managers Hub provides a range of guides to support line managers with common tasks.
    • Senior Leaders Induction
      The Senior Leaders Induction programme is a package for staff moving into senior leadership positions at grades 10 and above.

    Managing staff

    Visit our Managing staff page to access useful resources on how to effectively manage your staff. 

    Researcher Development

    UCL Researcher Development programmes support the personal, professional, and career development of research staff and students by enabling them to maximise their potential and excel in their roles.

    Innovation & Enterprise training

    The Innovation & Enterprise team offers a range of training to support innovation, such as:

    • Introduction to innovation and enterprise at UCL
    • Intellectual Property training
    • Conflict of interest training
    • Consultancy information sessions
    • Training on how to start a business or social enterprise.

    Find out more on the UCL Innovation & Enterprise website.

    Research funding training

    Award Services in collaboration with Organisational Development have developed a new online training course in the Fundamentals of Research Funding Management. The course is aimed at all staff who support externally funded research and innovation projects.

    Research IT training

    Research IT offers a range of internal and externally provided courses and webinars. 

    Research Integrity training

    The Research Integrity team has created a list of useful training opportunities available for staff and students. 

    UCLH/UCL Joint Research Office training

    The UCLH/UCL Joint Research Office (JRO) provides researchers at UCL and UCLH with courses and training in clinical research governance, regulations, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP). 

    Data management training

    View our Data management page for more information on data management training.

    Data Protection training

    All staff, contractors and students are required to complete GDPR training and complete the refresher course on an annual basis. Access online data protection/GDPR training on the UCL Data Protection website.

    Digital skills development

    Information Services offer face-to-face training in areas such as data analysis, Office 365, programming, desktop applications, and more to help develop the digital skills of UCL staff and students. They also offer individual support through our drop-ins and online learning opportunities.

    Policy Impact Unit

    The Policy Impact Unit (PIU) provides training on policy engagement. Contact them for more information.