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Academic Masterclasses for Spring 2015

09 Jan 2015

Places available on the new programme

academic masterclass

The new series of academic masterclasses begins this month.

Led by leading academics and support staff, the classes help academic staff with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The lunchtime sessions and online resources cover a wide range of topics including: managing research centres, supporting the career development of researchers, teaching large lectures, being a programme director and finance skills for principal investigators.

Dr Kingsley Purdam, Director for Academic Staff Training and Development, said: “There is clearly an appetite amongst academics to share their skills and experiences. We have continued to invest in the programme with new masterclasses for 2015. The ongoing undertaking of professional training is increasingly seen as an important part of academic staff career development.”

Each masterclass includes tea and coffee and the opportunity to share experiences with fellow academics. 

Masterclasses for Spring 2015

New sessions

CPD 24            Blended Learning – Teaching, Learning and Assessment

CPD 25            Making the Most of Citation Tools

CPD 26            Making Your Voice Heard in Meetings and Beyond

CPD 27            Human Resources Training for Academics

CPD 28            Using Blackboard for Large Cohort Teaching

CPD 29            Using Third Party Materials in Your Teaching

CPD 30            Marketing Your Course and Discipline Nationally and Internationally

CPD 31            Supporting Students with Disabilities

CPD 32            Chairing Challenging Meetings Effectively

Repeated Sessions

CPD 11            Finance Skills for Managing Grant Funding (i)

CPD 12            Social Media for Academics and Research Dissemination

CPD 14            How to Peer Review Teaching 

To book

Places are limited. You can book your place via the STDU training catalogue.

Just type ‘CPD’ into the search tool.

More information

For previous CPD masterclasses and background materials visit: 

If you have any suggestions for topics to be covered or would like to give a masterclass please contact: