Academic Development Events

Here we present guidance and resources on how academic staff can engage with a wide range of development opportunities;

Academic Development & Diversity Team (ADD) Human resources and Organisational Development (HROD) Cultural Calendar

Academic Development Events Database

This tool aims to provide an overview of academic development events, conferences and workshops. These sessions may also be of interest to the wider university community.

HROD Staff Development

The Organisational Performance and Culture team within HROD co-ordinate staff learning and development opportunities across the University including e-learning, courses and our management development programmes

Cultural Calendar

Developed to help raise awareness and celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of our community at Sheffield Hallam University and is a practical tool which will help with planning meetings, exams or events when a portion of staff and students may be unavailable.

Development opportunities

NB: To access the academic development database, booking forms and associated sessions, please ensure you open the links in Google Chrome (and not Internet Explorer) and use your SHU Google Apps log-in (user name Please contact the Academic Development & Diversity Team if you have any queries.

NB: If you are unable to attend the sessions, don’t worry! You can access the resources from past sessions via the development database. If you or your teams would like to have a bespoke session contact the Academic Development & Diversity Team

We currently have a wide range of events and activities on our database including;

Academic Advising

Fundamentals of Academic Advising

Fundamentals of Academic Advising – workshop covering the basics of being an Academic Adviser

Visit the Academic Advising Training and Development page for details of upcoming and resources from past events

Course Leadership

Course Leader Development Programme

Course leader activities and events including our Induction programme and annual Fest

Visit the Course Leader Events and Activities page for details of upcoming and resources from past events 

Digital Development

Digital Thursdays

Digital Thursdays programme includes Web Accessibility, Microsoft Teams and Blackboard

Visit the Digital Thursdays page for details of upcoming and resources from past events

External Examining

External Examining

Support and guidance for staff wanting to gain EE appointments

New programme of events coming soon!

Module Leadership

New programme of events and activities coming soon!

Narrowing the Gaps

Visit the Narrowing the Gaps CPD page for details of upcoming and resources from past events



Our Professional Recognition Scheme including our introductory development workshops

Visit the TALENT website calendar for all the upcoming dates

Website Wednesdays

An overview of the Academic Essentials website and its associated resources – guiding you through the pathways to essential information!

Currently being hosted every Wednesday throughout September 2020

Updated: 9th September 2020 NB

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