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Development Opportunities

TreesDevelopment is more than attending training courses. Here are some suggestions of other activities:

  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Secondments
  • Temporary membership of a Working Party
  • Project work
  • Job/task/role rotation
  • Observation, peer review
  • Attending conferences
  • In-house informal discussions/seminars
  • Tutoring of or by peers
  • Internal and external committee work
  • Training or inducting new staff
  • Time set aside for self-paced learning
  • Representing the School or University in a wider context
  • Giving new presentations
  • Organising events
  • Review, evaluation or audit activities
  • Planned or guided reading
  • Organising a consultation exercise or gathering systematic feedback
  • Acting as a reviewer/examiner
  • Team activities
  • A new challenge or responsibility
  • Joining or creating a network of contacts


Supporting individuals making significant transitions in knowledge work or thinking.

  • If you are a new member of research staff your School is obliged to provide you with a trained mentor.
  • If you are a more experienced researcher you could become a mentor for new researchers arriving in the University. Your school has a scheme so discuss the possibilities with the School Director of Research. To be part of the University wide mentoring scheme contact Lynn Moore



Enabling others to improve their performance

  • You can find details of coaching training here.

Project work

  • You can find details of project management training here.

Observation, peer review

  • This is for you if you have a teaching role. More information about this can be found in the University's guidelines on Peer Review and Observation

Things to do now

  • Download a copy of the Research Staff Career Planner
  • Download a copy of the Research Staff Development Prompter 
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