For Early Career Staff

For Early Career Staff

Skills Development Workshop
University Teaching: Core Skills
Research Skills Toolkit


The 4-day Skills Development Workshop is aimed for practitioners at their early career.


It provides evidence-based, practical ideas for change that can be applied to participants' practice.  The participants are exposed to a range of approaches appropriate for learning, teaching and assessment, as a result of which they are able to adopt and implement relevant strategies in their own professional practice.


The workshop focuses on:
- Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- Assessment
- Research-Informed Teaching
- Learning and Teaching in a Digital Age


The workshop is delivered by Advance HE Academic Lead. The dates of the upcoming events will be posted in this section. If you have any questions please contact us.



Here is what some participants shared in the anonymous survey following one of the SDWs:

“I will have to rethink how I deliver some of my courses to make them more student-centered and make students more of the knowledge creators rather than receivers”.

“The most interesting part was on using digital media in teaching, benefits and drawbacks. I would certainly consider some tools for grading or making analysis, as well as to make classes more engaging”.

“Overall, the workshop was quite useful to further enhance our teaching abilities. It is indeed a great opportunity to know about constructive alignment and outcome based learning skills”.

University Teaching: Core Skills online course, a professional development initiative for early career faculty members aims to support the development of best practices, including the skills needed to effectively facilitate learning, an understanding of current scholarship of teaching and learning, quality standards and professional values.


Key Benefits of the Programme:

  • development of key skills in teaching and learning;
  • self-paced mode;
  • certificate upon completion of all assessment tasks;
  • evidence of professional development.

Course Structure

6 strands, each of 3-5 modules:

  • Introduction: Your role in university teaching and learning
  • Planning and preparing learning activities
  • Teaching and supporting learning
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Addressing barriers to student success
  • Reviewing your teaching

The programme is delivered by Epigeum. The subscription is free for NU faculty members. Please contact us for accessing the course.


Research Skills Toolkit online programme is a suite of flexible, streamlined, and comprehensive training courses that build the knowledge and skills that are essential to becoming a first-class researcher. The Toolkit includes a range of courses suitable for a diverse audience: faculty members and graduate students involved in research.


The Research Skills Toolkit consists of five self-paced learning programmes:


Becoming a Researcher
  • Effective Management of Doctoral and Master’s Research
  • Intellectual Property in the Research Context
Ethical Research
  • Becoming an Ethical Researcher
  • Research Ethics in Practice
Research Methods
  • Undertaking a Literature Review
  • Principles of Research Methods
  • Research Methods in Practice: Social Sciences
  • Research Methods in Practice: Arts and Humanities
  • Research Methods in Practice: STEM
Disseminating Your Research
  • Getting Published
  • Communicating your research with impact
Beyond Research
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Career Planning


The programme is delivered by Epigeum. The subscription is free for NU. Please contact us for accessing the programme.