human resources - learning and development


Welcome to the University of Kent Learning and Development web pages.

The Learning and Development team aims to provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities for all members of staff.

We are committed to working with our partners across the University and externally to provide a wide range of development opportunities for staff.

For information on specific development initiatives and programmes, ranging from induction to pre-retirements courses, please explore our Learning and Development Events Information page.

Current available development opportunities can be found on the Learning and Development Events Calendar 2014-2015.

We encourage you to make use of the web pages to find out more about the opportunities available and use the online Booking Form.

L & D News

Aurora Programme 2014/15

The University of Kent is pleased to announce its continuing participation in the Aurora programme, a Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) development programme for women in higher education. The programme is sponsored at Kent by our Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow and Dr Ruth Blakeley (Reader in International Relations) is the Kent Aurora Champion.

Following last year’s involvement and experience of Aurora, we will again be supporting a Kent cohort for 2014/15. Female academic staff up to Senior Lecturer level will be invited to apply through their Faculty and, in addition this year we will be piloting the Aurora programme in two selected professional service areas where women are currently under-represented.   

For further information about the Aurora programme at Kent, please contact Dr Ruth Blakeley, (ext. 4504), Anne Rushworth, (ext.7897) or Alison Whelan, (ext.7069).


Staff on the Naughty Step: AUA Presentation given 10 July 2014

The University of Kent AUA branch hosted an open lunchtime event at which some of the Kent delegation to the 2014 AUA Conference, held in Manchester in April, provided some brief feedback on the key themes of the conference.   To share the experience more directly, Sandra Henry, a School Manager at the University of Sheffield, presented the conference session she ran in Manchester entitled Staff on the Naughty Step: Dealing with Counterproductive Workplace Behaviour.  The session was well received and Sandra’s presentation is now available.

You can find out more about the AUA and its work at national level at:

To find out more about the Kent AUA branch, please note that regular monthly drop-ins/get togethers are taking place on the first Thursday of the month at various venues across campus from 12.30 till 2.00, as follows:

Thurs 2 Oct in DolcHe Vita
Thurs 6 Nov in Create
Thurs 4 Dec in Gulbenkian.

Dates up to and including August 2015 are available from Learning and Development on ext 7713.





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Last Updated: 11/09/2014