Welcome to Staff Development

Staff Development aims to promote and support an emerging learning culture that enhances individual and institutional capability. The Staff Development Unit supports the development of all staff across the four campuses of the University and is responsible for the administration of a number of University developmental schemes, including Developmental Appraisal Review and Continuing Professional Development. Our website details the range of services that we have to offer in support of staff development. We trust that you will find it useful and informative.



Staff Development offer a range of programmes suitable for all members of staff in the University. Our programmes illustrate our continued commitment to support all staff in carrying out their roles.

Supporting Five & Fifty

New Staff Development services and programmes to support achievement of the University’s Strategic Plan Five & Fifty focus on thriving through change, coaching to enhance performance and developing teams in transition.  Learn more here:


Applying for a Course

The “Training” area within the new CoreHR Portal is now live, and members of staff who wish to attend any of our training courses should use this facility, available through the Employee Self Service link on the Portal, to book onto training courses.  Guidance on using this new system is available herePlease note that managers will not receive an automated notification to approve course applications, so you need to inform your manager that you have applied for a Staff Development training course and ask them to approve your application.

To apply for courses NOT available via the new CoreHR Portal please complete an application form

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Staff Development is tasked by the University with supporting the development of all staff. The Head of Staff Development and the Professional Development Managers are responsible (along with line managers) for the identification of need, design and delivery of developmental activities.

Initial & Continuing Professional Development


Alongside our role in the facilitation of developmental activity, Staff Development is also responsible for the administration of a number of University developmental schemes, such as Developmental Appraisal Review and Continuing Professional Development.  For more information on this click here


Contact Details

Staff Development Offices can be found at the following locations:
Jordanstown: Room 2F07
Coleraine: Room J510
Magee: Room MC220

Telephone Number: +44(0)28 90368515
Fax Number: +44(0)28 90366865