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Other Sources of Training & Development

Lean Thinking
Information on Lean Thinking can be obtained from Kate Hales (ext. 70446), or e-mail

Career Development Skills Programme for Research Staff
This programme of training workshops covers a wide range of transferable, cross-discipline skills and is designed to support research staff in their broader career development. Events on this programme are offered free-of-charge to research-only staff. For a hard copy of the programme please contact Christian Gillard at , or view online at

Quality and Innovation in Learning and Teaching lunchtime seminars – please contact Nathan Roberts (ext. 79219), or e-mail for further information. More details about the programme can be accessed via

Information Services
Information on IT Training courses can be obtained from David Atkins (ext. 75892), or e-mail

Welsh Language Courses
The Welsh Language Teaching Centre holds Welsh language courses at all levels at various times of the day (8am, mid morning, lunch time, 5pm and in the evening). The Centre also offers ‘Meeters and Greeters’ courses for Schools/Directorates wishing to provide their front-line staff with basic knowledge of Welsh in a 1.5 day course. Please ring (ext. 74710) for a prospectus and for advice on the most suitable course for you. More details can be accessed via

Cyrsiau Gloywi Cymraeg (Welsh Improvement Courses)
Mae’r Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg yn cynnig Cyrsiau Gloywi Cymraeg i siaradwyr rhugl sydd yn dymuno gwella safon eu Cymraef llafar neu ysgrifenedig. Mae’r cyrsiau yn rhai 10 wythnos (1 neu 2 awr bob wythnos). Cysylltwch (est. 74710) neu ebostiwch am fwy o wybodaeth.

The University Graduate College (UGC)
The University Graduate College offers a range of workshops in research skills (and other areas) for research students and research-only staff. If space is available and if the learning environment for postgraduate researchers will not be negatively affected by their attendance, other University staff may be able to attend on a “stand by” basis.  Examples of training include:

• statistical techniques (quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods);
• statistical packages;
• advanced research computing (all disciplines); and
• geographic information systems.

Please refer to for further information. To add your name to the waiting list, e-mail  A place will be confirmed not earlier than one week before the start date of the course.  Please note that University staff will be eligible to attend only in cases where the workshop topic is available only via the University Graduate College.   Where the topic is offered via the Staff Development Programme, INSRV Education or another University provider, they must book via that route and pay the appropriate charge, where applicable.

Research, Innovation & Enterprise Services - Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Policy and Training

All researchers involved in a Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP), i.e. a study which falls under the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004, are legally obliged to conduct their research study in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

It is a requirement that all members of a trial team identified on the Trial Delegation Log, not just the Chief Investigator/ Principal Investigator (CI)/ (PI), complete GCP training. GCP training should be renewed every two years. The GCP policy and further details about GCP training is available to view via the link below.