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  1. CQSD
    CQSD is here for all staff. A central part of our activities is a programme of over 500 workshops and courses, many of which are open to everyone. There is no charge for attendance at these sessions.
  2. People Development 
    People Development offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities including open sessions, online resources, locally delivered training, coaching and mentoring.
  3. Employee Self Service 
    Employee Self Service allows you direct access to the University's Human Resources record of your own important personal and job details. You can also make direct bookings on to internal training courses run by CQSD, Health & Safety Services etc.
  4. Erasmus and Study Abroad 
    Erasmus, an educational exchange programme, enables staff to train and work in one of 33 countries.The Study Abroad team is part of the University of Reading's International Office, and has responsibility for all Eramus activities. 
  5. HEaTED
    Heated act as a representative body for technical staff working in UK Higher Education Institutions. The Heated website provides useful tools, resources and development programmes.
  6. Henley coaching sessions
    Henley Coaching Services offer all staff the chance to be coached for free by coaches on the Henley Certificate in Coaching programme.
  7. International Study and Language Institute 
    A variety of programmes to improve spoken and written English are available and can, by arrangement, include staff whose first language is not English. For example language programme modules cost £190 each, but are subject to Fee remission.
  8. IT Training 
    IT Training (part of People Development) aim to help users become self-sufficient in their use of Information Technology (IT). To support this aim, we provide a variety of ways to learn IT skills.
  9. Media training
    The University press office organizes a number of small group media training sessions with an external media trainer. The sessions, which are very interactive, take place on campus and focus on developing confidence in radio and TV interview situations as well as providing quotes and comment for the news media. The training is most relevant to academics looking to develop a media profile or to promote their research. The press office can also provide a tailored day for a Department, School or research theme. Informal media guidance is always available by phone or in person from the press office.
  10. Mentoring
    Find out about the University's mentoring schemes for its new Academic and Research and Professional and Managerial Staff (eligibility: Grade 6 with a cross campus remit and Grade 7 and above).
  11. New Staff Induction
    Enabling you to make a positive start to your university career there is a framework for induction in your school, department or directorate plus a central Induction day that you can book onto.
  12. Statistical Services Centre (SSC)
    The SSC of the University of Reading provides consultancy and training in statistics and data management to a broad client base in the UK, Europe and in developing countries.
  13. Volunteering opportunities
    If you are interested in volunteering your time to local charities, Reading Voluntary Action (RVA),
  14. Henley Business School - MA in Applied Management
    A limited number of places are available each year for staff to undertake the MA in Applied Management. The course aims to help you apply management theory to the real-world challenges you face on a daily basis. A discounted fee (£1,720 per annum for 2014/15) is applicable for staff.

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