Academic Development Events

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

Academic Development Events Database Academic Development Facilitator Form HROD Staff Development
Our academic development events database platform aims to provide an overview of academic development events, conferences and workshops both within Hallam and with external institutions. These sessions may also be of interest to the wider university community. Are you wanting to offer any development opportunities for colleagues? You can use our academic development database and communication channels – complete our academic development facilitator form. 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 The Cultural Calendar was 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 or visit the pages below. 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 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 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.
Degree Awarding Gap Visit the Degree Awarding Gap events page for details of upcoming and resources from past events.
Digital Thursdays Programme includes the Autumn Digital Learning Seminar Serices, Web Accessibility, Microsoft Teams and Blackboard. Visit the Digital Thursdays page for details of upcoming and resources from past events.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
Black History Month Throughout October 2020 we have a collection of activities, events and resources from across the HE sector including a range of online activities and webinars from Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
Inclusive Hallam New series of online inclusion events beginning 4th November 2020. These monthly events aim to:

  • Make clear the University’s commitment to advancing equality of opportunity, experience and outcome at Sheffield Hallam.
  • Position the University as a leader in addressing society’s most challenging equality, diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Promote a culture of action, both individually and corporately, inspiring and encouraging people to make positive practical changes
External Examining Support and guidance for staff wanting to gain EE appointments.
Hallam Guild

Events organised by a range of Hallam Guild groups. All staff are welcome to attend. View the Hallam Guild events calendar

Inclusive Practice

Community of Inclusive Practice
A Hallam Guild Group
Taken from the Lean Coffee concept, the CIP Coffee sessions 2020/21 will be structured but without an agenda. The group will build topics for discussion together, depending on current issues. This way they can support real time concerns and focus on the needs of the group. See the CIP programme for dates and booking links

You can also access a range of resources from past events on the Inclusive Practice events and resources page.

Module Leadership New programme of events and activities coming soon!
National Inclusion Week 28th September – 4th October 2020
An overview of the events and activities throughout National Inclusion Week including links to resources.
TALENT Our Advance HE accredited professional recognition scheme supporting staff applying for fellowship, with a year round programme of monthly development workshops and writing retreats
Talk:About Provides a regular opportunity to engage with and reflect upon literature and research that challenges and engages.
5th October 2020 – Publication by Gurnam Singh, entitled “Decolonising pedagogy and e learning: challenges and possibilities”  Let us have your thoughts and feedback on this piece
The Source Student Data Development sessions
These sessions walked through the new Department Performance Report available on The Source – visit the database for links to recordings/resources.
Website Wednesdays An overview of the Academic Essentials website and its associated resources – guiding you through the pathways to essential information!
Hosted every Wednesday throughout September – December

Updated: 19th October 2020 NB

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