Research & Academic Development

The School offers a range of development activity for Research and Academic staff. Ranging from the requirement to meet the school's unique mission for research promotion and facilitation. Below is the title of the activity and general information of the content. To see scheduled dates please access the Event Calendar.

Presentation Skills for Researchers and Academic Staff

This workshop will give delegates a systematic method for ensuring their presentations on research/technical subjects are effective. The course aims to improve the quality of participants’ presentations and make public speaking a more enjoyable, positive experience.

Giving Effective Student Feedback

This session focuses on assessment, feedback and academic support for students. With a focus on feedback as a dialogic process. Engaging students in the use of feedback and intrinsic qualities of feedback

Managing Academic Performance

The workshop will explore how to ensure that the sum of the School’s academic activity is sustainable by focusing on the capacity and responsibility of all individuals to enhance reputation, attract external resources and deliver outcomes that are consistent with the School’s already very high academic standing. Workshop participants will be invited to contribute in advance themes and issues that are of importance to them in relation to this agenda.

Data Management for Academics

An opportunity to learn more about preserving data, using bibliographical tools, data security, legal and ethical issues, and records management. The emphasis will be on SAS policies and managing your research effectively and efficiently.

Writing Winning Bids

This one day session will cover 5 core components of writing winning bids. These are an introduction to the context, peer review, case for support, justification of resources and impact, dissemination, engagement and exploitation.

Academic Mentoring

The School has a mentoring scheme that is available to all early career researchers. Details are available on the Mentoring intranet page.

Welcome to SAS

This Welcome to SAS event is a chance to hear from guest speakers who support the academic mission of the School. It will also provide an informal opportunity to meet the Vice Chancellor, Dean and key employees within SAS.

Raising Awareness to PREVENT

Prevent is one part of the Government’s CONTEST strategy to target the threat of terrorism and extremism. The programme is focused on non-criminal activity, and is intended to safeguard vulnerable people from being exploited by violent and extreme ideologies. This workshops introduces the participants to vulnerabilities, and how these may be used by extremists to influence students.

Creating Online training resource: Moodle Workshops

A series of 2 hour workshops for SAS staff, offering training, advice, and discussion on creating online research training resources and courses for postgraduate study. The workshops will focus on Moodle and linked interactive tools.

* An Introduction to using Moodle

This workshop introduces PORT and Study Online and gives an overview of the capabilities of Moodle. In particular we will look at creating basic content in a Moodle environment and discuss why we might wish to create such content.

* Adding Multimedia

An opportunity to learn more about creating and adding video and audio into courses and tutorials, using text effectively, and creating basic exercises.

* Interactivity 1

This session looks at why interactivity is important and useful for online learning and teaching and will help you to learn the basics of creating quizzes and exercises.

* Interactivity 2

SAS has brought a licence for Articulate Storyline, a tool for creating interactive tutorials. This final session focuses on how staff can develop content that uses Storyline in collaboration with the PORT manager. It will consider the capabilities and pedagogical uses of Storyline.


The research services team will run a Horizon2020 (H2020); review what was learned from H2020 a year on; assess the benefits and risks of applying; focus on finding collaborations − which are necessary to apply. The workshop, led by Michael Browne (head of UCL’s European Research & Innovation Department), is open to all academic and professional staff members, as well as students and fellows of the School and central university.

Social Media Training

How do you create an online profile and how do you best use social media in the work environment? This workshop looks at Twitter and Blogs in particular, but also touches on other social media. The aim is to give you confidence in using social media and linking social media together.

An Introduction to Copyright

This session provides an overview of copyright protection; providing information on what is copyright? How can it be protected? Who owns it? How is it infringed? Particular copyright issues arising from use of digital media, including open source software and Creative Commons and Digital Repositories.

For more information on the above events, please contact the Organisational & Staff Development team.

To find out when is the next training session taking place, please visit the Calendar of Event


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Contact Details

Organisational & Staff Development

Ground Floor, Senate House

Malet Street , London WC1E 7HU

Tel. (020) 7862 8101/8098/8082

Fax. (020) 7862 8080