Our Workshops, Courses & Events

The following lists our upcoming workshops, courses and events. You can browse these via category (using the grey button) or delivery type, and there is also the option to use the search box to find something specific. 

If you are interested in any of our past events, a summary page is available in the menu on the right.

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Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA)

Courses Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - Blended learning

The APA is available to Loughborough's Lecturers, preparing people for their academic role of research, teaching and enterprise. Successful completion leads to Fellowship of Advance HE.

Advanced Coaching Skills

Courses Category - Coaching, mentoring & buddying Delivery - in-person

A two day course for experienced coaches to develop their skills and knowledge and to explore opportunities for coaching at Loughborough University.

An Introduction to Coaching

Workshop Category - Coaching, mentoring & buddying Delivery - Live online

An online, interactive course for all staff who are interested in understanding what workplace coaching is, the key skills involved in coaching others and how coaching operates at Loughborough University. This course is a pre-requisite for our other coaching courses, including: Coaching Conversations, Coaching Conversations for Managers and Advanced Coaching Skills.

An Introduction to Project Management in the Real World

Workshop Category - Personal development planning Delivery - in-person

This one day course, helps you learn the basics of project planning principles that you can use immediately on any project.

Associate Teaching Pathway (ATP) - Teaching qualification route

Courses Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - Blended learning

The ATP is aimed at those supporting student learning such as University Teachers, technicians, Librarians, Research Associates, Graduate Teaching Assistants. Successful completion leads to Associate Fellow or Fellow of Advance HE.

Being an Effective Team Member

Workshop Category - Team working Category - Technicians Delivery - in-person

A one day course exploring the skills and behaviours required to be an effective member of any team.

Biological Safety Awareness - Facilities/ Campus Services

Workshop Category - Health & safety

This one-hour workshop will cover the main biological risks and how to work safely with biological material.

Biological Safety for Laboratory Workers

Workshop Category - Health & safety Category - Technicians

This 3-hour workshop is aimed at Safety Officers, laboratory technicians, laboratory supervisors, researchers and PhD students and completion assures a certain level of competence in working with biological material. It is required to work in biological labs (hazard group 2) or containment level 2 labs, and those signing off biological/GM risk assessments.

Bribery Briefing

Workshop Category - Compliance Delivery - Self-paced

Mandatory Training - This online resource will give you an overview of what constitutes bribery, the impacts of bribery and the University's stance on this.

Business Led Funding Applications

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Live online

This workshop will help you to understand the landscape for business-led funding, including the different schemes Innovate UK offer.

Campus Tour Welcome To Loughborough

Workshop Category - Belonging and inclusion Delivery - in-person

A walking tour around the East Midlands campus pointing out places of interest, key buildings and facilities alongside some history of the University.

Chemical Safety for Lab Users Module 1 - Laboratory Safety and Handling of Chemicals

Workshop Category - Health & safety

This is the first of four workshop on 'Chemical Safety for Lab Users', focussing on laboratory safety and handling of chemicals.

Chemical Safety for Lab Users Module 2 - Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Awareness (DSEAR)

Workshop Category - Health & safety Category - Technicians

This is the second of four workshop on 'Chemical Safety for Lab Users', focussing on dangerous substances and explosive atmosphere awareness.

Chemical Safety for Lab Users Module 4 - Handling of Compressed Gases

Workshop Category - Health & safety Category - Technicians

This is the fourth of four workshop on 'Chemical Safety for Lab Users', focussing on the handling of compressed gases.

Coaching Conversations

Workshop Category - Coaching, mentoring & buddying Delivery - in-person

A practical one day course for developing coaching conversations and coaching skills.

Communicating Your Research to a Wider Audience

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Self-paced

This online resource gives you the time and space to consider how you use the communication channels that connect you and your work to the outside world - particularly those which include activities beyond traditional academic publication.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - (COSHH) Awareness

Workshop Category - Health & safety Category - Technicians Delivery - in-person

This workshop on COSHH Awareness forms part of four modules (alongside Chemical Safety, Risk Assessment and Spill Management). It is aimed at any member of staff who is responsible for the chemicals within their work areas.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - Chemical Safety Awareness

Workshop Category - Health & safety Delivery - in-person

This workshop is aimed at anyone who may work with chemicals in a non-laboratory environment and would like some information on University Policy, Handling, Storage and Disposal of Chemicals.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - Spill Management

Workshop Category - Health & safety Category - Technicians

This workshop on Spill Management forms part of four modules (alongside COSHH Awareness, Chemical Safety and Risk Assessment). It is aimed at laboratory technicians and supervisors, COSHH assessors, researchers, academics in charge of research students and PhD students.

Developing Your Publication Strategy

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - in-person

This session encourages reflection on the audience for your research; consideration of what quality and reproducibility mean; and exploration of the range of different indicators that can help measure the reach of your published research.

Disciplinary and Grievance

Workshop Category - Policies & procedures Delivery - Live online Delivery - in-person

A short, practical session giving you the knowledge and skills to deal with discipline and grievance issues relating to staff confidently and appropriately.

Embedding Ethical Thinking in Research and Teaching

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - Live online

This workshop outlines the ethical principles in research and how these can be conveyed to students and junior researchers, and considers ethical practice in teaching.

Emergency First Aid at Work

Workshop Category - Health & safety Delivery - in-person

This workshop is available to all staff and covers basic emergency first aid. Please note that completion of this course does not make you a recognised University First Aider. There is a charge of £50 for attendance at this workshop.

Engaging Learning with Large Classes/Lectures

Workshop Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - Live online

This workshop explores how students being taught in large groups can experience `personalised' learning, how lecturers can be participatory and active and the role technology can play in supporting student engagement in class.

Export Control

Workshop Category - Compliance Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Self-paced

This online resource will introduce you to the export control issues you may encounter when undertaking research, enterprise or teaching activity at the University.

Family Leave and Flexible Working Manager Briefing

Workshop Category - Policies & procedures Delivery - Live online Delivery - in-person

The briefing is designed to increase your working knowledge of the family friendly and flexible working policies offered at the University.

Fire Extinguisher User

Workshop Category - Health & safety Category - Technicians Delivery - in-person

This one-hour workshop will recap the fire triangle, discuss which extinguisher to use and have a practical exercise in small fire fighting.

Fire Safety Awareness

Workshop Category - Health & safety Category - Compliance Delivery - Self-paced

Mandatory Training - This online resource will provide you with an overview of fire safety information and evacuation procedures at Loughborough University.

First Aid at Work Beginner

Workshop Category - Health & safety Delivery - Blended learning

This 3-day blended learning workshop (1 day online, 2 days in-person) is for members of University staff who wish to be registered as a University First Aider. It will qualify you as a first aider for 3 years, after which you will need to undertake refresher training to requalify.

First Aid at Work Requalification

Workshop Category - Health & safety Delivery - Blended learning

This 2-day blended learning workshop (1 day online, 1 day in-person) is for University First Aiders whose certificate is due to expire. Completion of the workshop renews the First Aider's certificate for a further 3 years.

First Aid at Work Workshop

Workshop Category - Health & safety Delivery - in-person

This half-day workshop provides University qualified First Aiders the chance to practice first aid skills and refresh any theory or procedures. It is only available to those currently holding First Aid certificates, it cannot be not be used to renew certificates.

Fundamentals of PhD Supervision Part A (two part workshop)

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - in-person Delivery - Live online

This two-part session is designed to stimulate thinking and discussion around the provision of supervision support for PhD students at Loughborough.

Fundamentals of PhD Supervision Part B (two part workshop)

Technician commitment Category - Research & innovation Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - in-person Delivery - Live online

This two-part session is designed to stimulate thinking and discussion around the provision of supervision support for PhD students at Loughborough.

Health and Safety Induction

Workshop Category - Health & safety Delivery - Self-paced

Mandatory Training - This online resource will help you to understand the health & safety requirements expected of our Company as an employer and you as an employee.

How to write a UKRI proposal for Engineering and Science disciplines

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Live online

This workshop will help participants to understand the key components involved in wiring a UKRI proposal for Engineering and Science disciplines.

How to write a UKRI proposal for Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities disciplines

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Live online

This workshop will help you to understand the key components involved in wiring a UKRI proposal for Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities disciplines.

Identifying and Managing Stress for Managers and Leaders

Workshop Category - Mental health & wellbeing Category - Management skills Delivery - in-person

This course is exclusively for Managers and Leaders to enable you to identify the early signs of stress within your team, giving you the tools and techniques to manage your team whilst being mindful of your own wellbeing.

Information Security

Workshop Category - Data management Category - Compliance Delivery - Self-paced

Mandatory Training - This online resource will ensure you are aware of the methods for keeping information secure. It needs to be completed and then refreshed every two years.

Intellectual Property & Commercialisation Awareness

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Live online

This course focuses on the innovative outputs of your research and the process of commercialising these outputs at the University.

Ionising Radiation Legislation and Protection

Workshop Category - Health & safety Delivery - in-person

This 3-hour workshop is mandatory for all registered radiation workers working with open and sealed sources or equipment producing ionising radiation.

LGBT Awareness

Workshop Category - Belonging and inclusion Delivery - Live online

An interactive session to learn more about terminology, appropriate language for working with and supporting LGBT colleagues.

Loughborough Management Programme

Courses Category - Management skills Delivery - Blended learning

The Loughborough Management Programme is designed for new managers at Loughborough University, outlining the knowledge and skills required to be a line manager or a people manager.

Loughborough Supervisor Development Programme

Courses Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - Blended learning

The Supervisor Development Programme provides targeted development opportunities and support to enable PhD Supervisors reflect on and enhance their supervisory practice.

Making the Most of Your Voice

Workshop Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - in-person

This workshop aims to enable participants to develop a range of techniques for good voice production and to provide diagnostic help for delegates on specific voice issues.

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers & Leaders

Workshop Category - Mental health & wellbeing Delivery - in-person

For those in line management or supervisory position to learn how to recognise when a staff member is struggling and how you can support them professionally as their line manager.

Managing Sickness Absence

Workshop Category - Policies & procedures Delivery - Live online Delivery - in-person

Develop your understanding of best practise in this area and give you the skills needed to manage sickness absence with your staff.

Managing your Research Project

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Live online

This workshop will provide an overview of managing externally funded projects, from early career awards to large, complex grants.

Mental Health Aware

Workshop Category - Mental health & wellbeing Delivery - Live online Delivery - in-person

A half day workshop raising awareness of mental health, giving an understanding of mental health conditions and building confidence to support someone in distress.

Mental Health Awareness (Online)

Workshop Category - Mental health & wellbeing Delivery - Self-paced

This online resource is designed to help you discover ways to support your mental wellbeing and support others who may be struggling.

Mental Health First Aid Briefing

Workshop Category - Mental health & wellbeing Delivery - in-person Delivery - Live online

This one-hour briefing goes the through our range of Mental Health training opportunities and outlines what each course entail. We would recommend attending this briefing if you are unsure of which workshop is right for you.

Mental Health First Aid in Higher Education

Workshop Category - Mental health & wellbeing Delivery - in-person

This one-day workshop is tailored specifically for to those working in student facing/academic roles, attendance is therefore prioritised based on role.

National Security and Investment Act 2021

Workshop Category - Compliance Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Self-paced

This online resource will introduce you to the National Security and Investment Act 2021 and how it impacts on research, enterprise or teaching activity at the University.

Neurodiversity Awareness for Leaders and Managers

Workshop Category - Belonging and inclusion Delivery - in-person

The session will discuss what neurodiversity is, increase awareness and appreciation of our neurodiverse talent and explore how traditional workplace practices might affect neurodiverse individuals. Please note this session is only for those that manage or lead members of staff.

New Starter Fair

Events Induction & mandatory training Delivery - in-person

The New Starter Fair is an opportunity for staff who are new to the University to come and meet Professional Services, Staff Networks and other University Groups such as the Trade Unions and the Community Wardens.

Non Academic Probation and Induction

Workshop Category - Policies & procedures Delivery - Live online Delivery - in-person

A practical session to ensure you make the most of the probationary and induction period with your new staff.

Performance Management

Workshop Category - Policies & procedures Delivery - Live online Delivery - in-person

This practical session will give our managers and leaders the confidence to deal with both good and poor performance effectively in line with strategic aims.

Personal Wellbeing

Workshop Category - Mental health & wellbeing Delivery - Self-paced

This online resource is designed to help you learn the core components to support wellbeing in all areas of your life. It provides you with information to feel your best regardless of your workplace environment.

Phishing, Spoofing & CEO Fraud

Workshop Category - Data management Category - Compliance Delivery - Self-paced

This online resource will give you top tips and an improved understanding of how to keep your information safe. (Phishing is the act of tricking you into giving away sensitive information or downloading malicious software onto your PC or company network.)

Planning for Impact from your Research

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - in-person

This session explores the wide range of ways that academic research can create impact outside academia.

Preparing for the role of PhD Examiner

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - in-person

This session gives an overview of doctoral examinations, including the roles of the internal and external examiners, recommendations and best practice.

Recruitment and Selection

Workshop Category - Policies & procedures Delivery - in-person

This workshop is designed to develop your effectiveness when recruiting and selecting new employees, ensuring that the people you select are the best fit for the role, whilst ensuring the University follows relevant policy and legislation.

Spotlight on… A distinctive inclusive Loughborough experience

6 April 2022

Events Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - in-person Delivery - Live online

There will be a compilation of reflective presentations provided by colleagues from across the University followed by a Q&A panel discussion. Topics include: - ‘The Employability Experiences of Loughborough University Students with Autism Spectrum Conditions’ - Dr Clive Trusson and Dr Cheryl Travers - School of Business and Economics - 'Developing skills throughout every stage of the student lifecycle: Closing the Gap(s) with the Student Success Academy' - Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde - Careers Network (Student Services) - Making Space for BAME Student Leadership’ - Dr Angela Dy - Loughborough University London

Suicide Prevention Training

Workshop Category - Mental health & wellbeing Delivery - in-person

A 3-hour workshop to provide education and skills to help reduce the risk of suicide, which may be particularly useful for those with a student-facing role.

Supervising Undergraduate and Masters Projects (In Person)

Workshop Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - in-person

This workshop will allow academics to consider the role of undergraduate and masters-level research in the education of students and consider how they can best develop projects to maximise the opportunities for learning, including considerations of project design and project management.

Supervising Undergraduate and Masters Projects (online)

Workshop Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - Live online

This workshop will allow academics to consider the role of undergraduate and masters-level research in the education of students and consider how they can best develop projects to maximise the opportunities for learning, including considerations of project design and project management.

Supporting Students with a Neurodiverse Profile

Workshop Category - Teaching & learning Category - Belonging and inclusion Delivery - in-person

This session will explore the profiles and characteristics of neurodivergent students. It will the highlight how adopting an inclusive approach will support our (identified and unidentified) neurodivergent student population to achieve their potential both academically and personally whilst also supporting mental health and wellbeing.

Sustainability Essentials

Workshop Category - Sustainability Delivery - Self-paced

Find out what Sustainability means at Loughborough University.

The Proposal Peer Review Process & Response to Reviewer Comments

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - in-person

This one-hour session will help academics and researchers to understand the peer review assessment process and learn techniques for responding to peer review comments.

Understanding the UKRI Panel Process

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Live online

This workshop will give an overview of the UKRI panel process, including participating in a mock panel activity, helping to understand why some proposals are funded and others are not.

Understanding, coordinating, and ensuring effective quality assurance

Workshop Category - Teaching & learning Delivery - Live online

This session focuses on internal and external quality assurance processes, including Annual Programme Reviews, the role, selection and appointment of external examiners and using quality assurance and feedback data to inform programme developments.

Welcome to Loughborough

Workshop Induction & mandatory training Delivery - in-person

This is a Mandatory Training session for all new staff. Attendees will be given an overview to the University, the strategy, the culture and the way the University works.

Working Effectively with Students in Distress

Workshop Delivery - in-person Category - Mental health & wellbeing

This practical 3 hour workshop will examine the physiological response to stress and the implications this has for responding effectively. This workshop is for any member of staff whose role brings them in contact with students.

Working in the Current Research Environment

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Blended learning

This online resource, supported by live online Q&S at various times throughout the year, will give you an overview of the current UK research environment.

Working with students as a Programme Leader or Director of Studies

Workshop Category - Teaching & learning Category - Management skills Delivery - Live online

This session will focus on the practicalities and nuances of working with students in a leadership role relating to learning and teaching.

Writing Successful Research Grants

Workshop Category - Research & innovation Delivery - Blended learning

This online resource, supported by live online Q&S at various times throughout the year, will give you an understanding of what it takes to write successful research grants.