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New Academics and Fellows Programme

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health New Academics and Fellows Programme (NAP) is part of a University wide approach to support new academics and to provide academic staff with the skills they need to carry out their research and teaching and learning duties at the highest level.

The programme is designed to be flexible and provides training in three key development areas.  The NAP is also accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and successful completion of the programme will entitle you to become a Fellow of the HEA.

To register for a place on the NAP programme, please complete the online NAP registration form.

New Academics and Fellows Programme Handbook

New Academics and Fellows Programme Timetable

Induction (Compulsory Units)

The compulsory NAP induction session has been designed to help you get the most out of the programme. The session will guide you through the programme, its aims and objectives and the expected level of engagement. 

Completion of the two online training modules delivered by the Equality, Diversion and Inclusion Office and Staff Learning and Development are equivalent to the completion of one NAP unit. For more information about these modules please follow the links below:

Our online research integrity course is mandatory for all research active staff at the University. The course will ensure that researchers understand their professional responsibilities and also provides practical advice on dealing with the complex issues that can arise while planning, conducting and reporting your research. Completion of the online unit is also the equivalent to the completion of one NAP unit. 

If you're new to the University of Manchester, you can also find useful information to support you in your new role on the HR website.

Inspirational Teaching

Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme

More experienced teachers may also like to attend masterclasses delivered on the Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme. Attendance at a masterclass can be used as one credit towards the completion of the New Academics and Fellows Programme (one masterclass = one credit). To request APEL of a Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme masterclass, please email with the title and date of the masterclass that you attended and, if possible, provide a copy of the certificate of attendance. 

NAP online

You can also access online equivalents to a number of the programme workshops via the Faculty’s NAP online space. To access NAP online, please log-in using your University username and password:

Completion of one online unit will count as one credit towards completion of the NAP. To ensure that you benefit from the networking opportunities available from attending the NAP workshops, it is recommended that you complete a maximum of nine online units. If you are unable to access NAP online but have completed the NAP registration form, please contact the Faculty NAP team.

You can also join the programme Yammer group which is an important channel that enables you to receive peer support from and communicate with other colleagues registered on the NAP and the NAP team.