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.
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:
- Diversity in the Workplace Training - for more information and to access the course
- Unconscious Bias - for more information and to access the course
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.
- Research Integrity Training - for more information and to access the course
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.
- IT1.1: Introduction to teaching: how do students learn?
- IT1.2: Large Group Teaching
- IT1.3: Small Group Teaching
- IT1.4: Natural Teaching: Attachment Theory and Natural Pedagogy
- IT2.1: Enquiry and Problem Based Learning
- IT2.2: eLearning Platforms to Support Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- IT3.1: Assessment and Quality
- IT3.2: Enhancing the Student Experience
- IT3.3: Academic Advising
- IT4: PGR Student Supervision: Foundations of Good Supervisory Practice
- IT5: Curriculum Design
- IT6: Getting the Most out of your Library - Supporting your students academic skills
- IT7: Teaching Methodologies - How to Engage Students
- IT8: PGR Student Supervision: Examinations and Viva of PhD/MD Students
- IT9: PGR Student Supervision: Maintaining Momentum
- IT10: Micro Teaching
- IT11: Strategies for Teaching Statistics
- IT12: Teaching with Technology
- IT12.2: Playful Learning
- IT13: Distance Learning and Creating Online Teaching and Learning Packages
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the title and date of the masterclass that you attended and, if possible, provide a copy of the certificate of attendance.
- RE1.1: Enhancing Research Publications
- RE1.2: Strategic Research Project Planning
- RE1.3: Fundamentals of Research Project Planning
- RE1.4: Getting the Most out of the Library: Maximising the Impact of your Research
- RE2.1: Research Creativity and Innovation
- RE3.1: An Introduction to Research Grant Applications (online course)
- RE3.2: Grant Writing in Action
- RE4: Successful Grant Costing and Post-Award Management
- RE5: Research Ethics Application: University and NHS
- RE6: Undertaking Ethical Research
- RE7: Using Social Media to Benefit your Research
- RE8: Collaboration and Consultancy
- RE9: Undertaking Research on your Teaching
- RE11: How to Evidence your Social Impact
- RE13: Preparing for the REF - Evidencing the Impact of your Research
- PD1.1: Leadership and Line Management
- PD1.2: Networking
- PD2.1: Strategic Academic Career Planning and Mentoring
- PD2.2: Review on Progress/Writing your NAP portfolio
- PD3: Self-awareness in Leadership and the role of Emotional Intelligence
- PD4: Influencing with Integrity
- PD5: Coping with Academic Pressure
- PD6: Media Engagement
- PD7: Financial Management in HE
- PD8: Setting and Meeting Objectives for You and Your Team
- PD9: Making a Difference Through Social Responsibility
- PD10: Difficult Conversations
- PD11: Managing Change
- PD12: Priorities, time and self management - balancing productivity and potential
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.
Information on applying for exemption from the New Academics Programme
Information on submitting your NAP portfolio