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Cadenza is the University’s innovative professional development framework for staff who teach and support learning. It enables you to gain national recognition for your talents, strengths and achievements.

We bring together expertise in professional development and curriculum innovation. From induction through to the highest level of professional recognition, we offer a range of courses and resources tailored to the individual needs and responsibilities of your role, helping you to succeed personally and professionally.

We offer frameworks for your career planning, can work with you on development projects, and can enable you to gain qualifications and professional memberships. Learning and Development is part of Human Resources.

We can work with you to:

  • Help identify your training needs
  • Undertake continued professional development
  • Gain professional recognition and qualifications
  • Develop your curricula
  • Network with colleagues and share knowledge
  • Explore ideas and projects


Training courses

Browse our extensive programme of events for this academic year. You'll find sessions relating to academic practice, professional development, and personal development, for University staff in all roles.

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We publish a wide variety of “how to” best practice guides for staff. Read tips on teaching, supporting students and employability. We also provide study guides on various topics for distribution to your students.

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We want you to have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to undertake your role effectively. We provide induction information and events. Find out about the training and opportunities available to you.