Here is a list of questions we are asked most often. If this page doesn't give you the answers you require then please contact the Staff Development Unit.

How do I book a place on an event?

Just complete the online Booking Form and click on submit or send an email to providing the details of the course you would like to attend. We will then process your booking and if there are no queries or problems, we will confirm your booking by approximately two weeks prior to the course date. 

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Do I need approval to attend an event?

You do need to discuss with your line manager/supervisor your wish to attend events. It is good practice to discuss all aspects of your CPD with your manager and to agree your aims and objectives for attending.


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I want to attend a training event but it is not included in the Staff Development Programme. Can I attend it somewhere else?

It is possible to book places on externally organised events, but please speak to a member of the Staff Development team to get further advice. 


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Where can I find information about UoL Appraisal Scheme?

All the necessary information about UoL Appraisal Scheme can be found in the Appraisal Toolkit.

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What if I book a place on an event and then find that I'm unable to attend?

Once you have booked a place on an event, the facilitator will organise the resources, catering and possible group work with your attendance in mind. It would therefore be helpful if you would cancel or postpone your place as soon as you can, and at least 24 hours before the event is due to take place. Please note that the Staff Development Unit may charge your department or division if you do not provide us with adequate notice of a cancellation.


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Is training just about attending courses? 

No, course attendance is only one aspect of training opportunities. Please explore our Other Useful Resources to find out what other options are available at the University.  

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I've just started at the University, when is the next induction session? 

All details and dates regarding induction can be found here.


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How do I obtain funding to support an external qualification?

Please refer to the information regarding Remission of Fees or alternatively contact Susan Small , Associate Director of HR (Staff Development, HR Systems and HR Operations) for further advice. 

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I want to study at University of London International Programme. Can I get reduced fees? 

Please refer to the information regarding Remission of Fees or alternatively contact Susan Small , Staff Development and HR Manager for further advice. 

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Contact Details

Organisational & Staff Development
1st Floor, Stewart House
32 Russell Square

Tel. (020) 7862 8101/8098/8082

Fax. (020) 7862 8080