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Current Development Opportunities(Archive)

Many of the current events, projects and bespoke activities have been developed in direct response to requests from Research Active Staff (RAS).

Programme of events for Research Active Staff (RAS)

A range of workshops, seminars and more extensive training programmes are offered throughout the academic year to support the career and skill development of Research Active Staff (RAS).

View the full programme of events currently on offer

1-1 Support for Research Active Staff

PLEASE NOTE: All Academic Writing and Career Support 1-1’s have now been completed for Academic year 2019/2020, no further sessions are available. In September further 1-1’s will be considered but are subject to budgetary restraints.

In addition to the programme of funding and events, Organisational Development provides four strands of individual support aimed at addressing and supporting those Research Active Staff (RAS) on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching contracts with their learning and development needs:

E-Newsletter for Research Active Staff (RAS)

RAS Newsletter July 2020

The monthly E-Newsletter is sent to Research Active Staff (RAS) across the university. View the latest issue:

Subscribe to the E-Newsletter for Research Active Staff (RAS) by clicking here.

View further details and the archive of previous newsletters.

Development & Support


In aiming to respond to requests and the changing needs of Research Active Staff (RAS), Organisational Development is continually reviewing its programmes and piloting new support ideas. The current five thematic areas will focus on:

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