Academic Staff

All academic staff are encouraged to discuss their development needs with us.  Whether you are new to the University or have been here for a number of years, we can advise on developmental opportunities. 

The Missenden Centre Seminars 

Missenden Centre seminars offer small groups of academic and administrative staff, especially those in leadership and managerial roles, a unique opportunity to share and examine their current concerns on topical issues under the Chatham House Rule. Each 24- to 30-hour residential seminar provides a suitable atmosphere for a constructive outcome, with immediate application, for each participant. You will share up to 24 hours informal but intensive discussion within a format we have developed to provide a constructive outcome for senior people with high level responsibilities but little time to spare.

Vitae events 

Vitae is the UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers 

The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders. It aims to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK and to improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.

The Concordat will ensure today's researchers are nurtured and supported during their career development. By setting out clear expectations for researchers, research managers, research institutions, and funders of research, the Concordat aims to enhance the research workforce and thereby sustain research excellence in the UK, bringing benefits to the health, economy and well being of our nation.

Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network 

The purpose of the BPSN shared skills training programme is to allow research students in the participating institutions to enhance their generic research skills and personal transferable skills, through attending training courses and workshops at other member institutions. Whilst each institution offers its own training to its registered students (and handles their registration separately), the BPSN programme allows access to a variety of different training from other member institutions.

The skills attained from the programme are intended to help research and also to enhance life skills and employability: our members are leading higher education institutions within Bloomsbury, from smaller specialist institutions to large multi-faculty ones.

The programme of training courses on offer from the participating institutions continues to change as the year proceeds; please review the programme on offer at regular intervals in order to ensure that you make the most of the opportunities open to you.

Other useful information 

The following links may be of initial interest, but please do get in touch.

Conference and Travel Grants 

Research Funding 

Teaching Opportunities 

Calendar of Events 

Online Appraisal 


Contact Details

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

Tel. (020) 7862 8101/8098/8082

Fax. (020) 7862 8080