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For staff


The success of the University relies on the skills, knowledge and experience of its employees, across all staff groups, grades, areas and roles.

In line with the University Wellbeing Strategy, which defines wellbeing as ‘creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation’ (CIPD 2016), the responsibility for supporting ongoing professional development lies with individuals, leaders and managers across all levels of the organisation.

It is well-recognised that most learning happens in the workplace and on-the-job, supported by managers and colleagues who provide opportunities to practice and helpful feedback. To complement this, there are also a wide range of central and local providers within the University who can support learning with guidance, resources and more formalised learning activities. For more information on supporting successful learning for yourself and others see Approaches to learning and more at PPD on demand.

University learning and development providers

Some of these provide opportunities for employees across all staff groups and roles, others are focussed on particular disciplines, groups or areas of responsibility. It is not exhaustive and other opportunities may also be available in your local workplace or Department; contact your local administrator for further information.

For many of these providers, you can search for scheduled events on the University Training Booking System (UTBS). You can also view your own training history at [NOTE: please edit the link with your CRSid details].

Provider Activity and target groups
LinkedIn Learning at Cambridge Online learning for University and College staff and students
Personal and Professional Development, including PPD learn online Leadership, professional and career development support for all, including new staff
Equality and Diversity Guidance, resources and events for all, including Wellbeing
University Information Services IT training Professional, academic and personal IT skills development for all
TechLink Scheme For University and College IT professionals
Finance Division Training Including University finance systems and professional qualifications
HR Systems Training Including CHRIS and web recruitment
Student Systems Training Including CAMSIS and Moodle
Occupational Health and Safety Including fire safety, first aid, laboratory safety, manual handling
ourcambridge Guidance, resources and events for professional services staff, plus accredited Lean training for all staff
Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning Guidance, resources and events for academic and other educators, including postgraduate (PG) supervisors and tutors
Disability Resource Centre For those teaching and working with disabled students
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Guidance, resources and events for postdoctoral research staff
Researcher Development Development for postdoctoral research staff and postgraduate research students
Postdoc Careers Service Career guidance, resources and events for postdoctoral research staff
Research Office For those seeking and managing research grants
Public Engagement For those involved in University public engagement events and activities
Admissions Office For those in outreach, widening participation and undergraduate (UG) admissions roles
Communications Supporting effective messaging, including working with the media
Cambridge Digital Humanities For students, researchers and others working in research and teaching
Scholarly Communication For researchers, librarians and others working in research
University Counselling Service For those seeking support for themselves or others
University Libraries and Librarians in Training For those working in University Libraries
Institute of Continuing Education Range of courses, including professional, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications – reduced fees for University staff
Language Centre For those seeking to learn a new language, or build on existing knowledge and skills (free and fee-paying)