This section gives complete listings of courses provided by the Institute or organised through the Institute.

Almost all the courses are optional, and staff are invited to request a place on any course that they wish to take. The course in Recruitment and Selection of staff is strongly recommended for anyone organising recruitment or taking part in selection, and is a university requirement for anyone chairing a selection panel for the University. Colleges generally require anyone involved in selecting students for admission as undergraduates to take the course in undergraduate admissions interviewing or else some equivalent.

Courses in educational development are normally delivered either by academic staff from the divisions or else by Institute staff and academics working together: the intention is to see that the courses properly address the conventions of teaching in different disciplines and that participants can benefit directly from the experience of academics in their subject area.

The Institute’s provision is offered in various formats; many of our courses are face to face, others are offered online and some are blended (face to face and online). The relevant page in our course A-Z will confirm the format. For a number of courses, you will be offered a choice of format. Many online courses are hosted on, the online learning resource provided through IT services, covering a range of personal and professional development topics as well as technical IT training.

All university and college staff may take Institute courses free of charge. Other employees (e.g. in the NHS) who contribute to the work of the University are likewise accommodated whenever possible (see Eligibility under 'Requesting a place on a course').