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People Development

Welcome to People Development - the home of staff learning and development for the University of Reading. People Development aims to provide a wide range of learning opportunities to help you and your teams to reach your full potential whilst working at the University.

We offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities including classroom and online training, tailored development support, Research staff development, leadership and management development, coaching and mentoring.


Almost all of us, whether or not we have a formal leadership or management role within the University, collaborate and work with colleagues to make things happen. The 3Rs is a set of guiding principles for all staff on how to successfully achieve our goals in way that is supportive of people.

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University-Wide Open Programme

The open programme consists of a range of classroom based development opportunities that run throughout the year. Courses are open (in the main) to all staff. Click here to search our offering.

Online Training

The University has a library of e-learning courses available to staff. Click here to access.

Mandatory Training

All new colleagues are required to complete a number of mandatory training modules. Please click here to find out more and complete the training.

Coaching and Mentoring

To find out more about the Coaching and Mentoring opportunities that we provide please click here.

Researcher Development

We provide a wide range of training events and opportunities for Research Staff. Please click here to find out more.

Please note that development in relation to Teaching and Learning activity is provided by CQSD.