Staff learning events

The University is committed to offering all employees access to development events and workshops to enhance professional practice. All events are free of charge to University of Essex staff.

Take a look at our training opportunities for further information about our professional development offer.

Setting up your own learning events on HR Organiser

If you wish to advertise your own learning event/s via HR Organiser please email

Using HR Organiser for events

  • As a member of staff, you are automatically registered on the HR Organiser system and you can use your Essex password and username to book courses.
  • A full list of opportunities for University staff can be searched for on the ‘Professional Development’ tab on HR Organiser.
  • To make a booking on any event, simply login to HR Organiser and select the magnifying glass to search for your event.
  • In HR Organiser, you can:
    • view a full list of your learning activities.
    • cancel your place on a course or add yourself to a waiting list
    • see helpful user guides and videos.
  • Instructions for browser issues (.pdf).

Learning events for staff at partner institutions

For members of staff involved in delivering or supporting higher education courses at the University’s UK partner institutions, please contact your point of contact at your institution.

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