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 2016-2017.

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

Reflect, Plan & Develop (RPD) Workshops now available!

We are pleased to offer workshop dates for Reflect, Plan & Develop (RPD), the university framework for shaping discussions about work priorities and development of staff. Dates are available for both reviewers (aimed at managers new to the university or those undertaking the role of reviewer for the first time) and for reviewees (aimed at staff who have never undergone the RPD process at Kent or would like to gain more understanding of the process). To book a place visit the Learning and Development Calendar.

Training is available at both Canterbury and Medway campuses and you may attend at either location. Additional courses may be added at either campus depending on demand and if you have a group of at least 12 participants, we can arrange to deliver a course in your school or department. For more information regarding this option please email

Recruitment & Selection Training

We have scheduled in some more Recruitment & Selection Training workshops to take place over the next year. The workshops are designed to support recruiting managers by providing the tools and skills to recruit staff with confidence whilst adhering to legislation. If you are interested in booking a place on a workshop at either the Canterbury Campus (July 2016, September 2016, January 2017, March 2017, May 2017) or the Medway Campus (November 2016), please visit the Learning and Development Calendar.

Student Services’ ‘Bitesize Talks’ return this term and staff at Canterbury and Medway campuses are warmly invited to attend.

First launched in February 2015, these informal lunchtime talks are given by specialists across Student Services and provide staff with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding on a variety of student related topics, and share experiences and best practice.

The talks will start at 1.10pm and will finish by 2.00pm. There will be a question and answer session at the end of each talk.

Further information can be found on the Learning and Development Events Calender.

The next meeting of KEIN (the Kent Enterprise and Impact Network) will take place on Tuesday 21st February, 12:15 – 13:45pm, Medway Building Room M3-04 on the Medway Campus.

KEIN, a network jointly created by Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) and Learning and Development (L&D), brings together academics, researchers, technicians and other members of staff interested in collaboration, innovation and enterprise activities, maximising the impact of their work, and tapping into alternative sources of funding. The event comprises of a networking lunch, followed by two short presentations with Q+A, and then an informal discussion. 

For this session we focus on consultancy as an enterprise option. We will hear from Dr Jaideep Oberoi, a Lecturer in Finance at Kent Business School, who has worked with a large multi-national insurer. He will share the steps that he took to develop the project and explain why consultancy works for him. Our second speaker will be Kate Farrow from KIE’s Project Development Team. Kate is integral to the smooth running of consultancy projects as she drafts the contracts between the University and your partners. Kate will share her expertise of the consultancy process and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you have any enterprise ideas or ideas prompted by the presentations, this is also an opportunity to share these and hear about how the University can provide support.

All University staff are welcome to attend. To reserve your place at the session, including a free buffet lunch, please make a booking via the Learning and Development website at

If you would like to come along for the presentations only, you are welcome to turn up on the day without booking a place and feel free to bring your lunch with you.

For more information about this event and the speakers, please see our webpage. If you have any questions or queries, please email or phone 01227 824754.









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Last Updated: 10/02/2017