Academic Staff Development

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Research in practice is an integrated development programme which supports teams in the way that they do research.

Advancing and supporting academic excellence

The Academic Staff Development (ASD) team’s purpose is to empower academics to thrive within an effective University environment. We aim to advance and support excellence across the range of academic practice by:  

  • Creating tailored development programmes across all elements of the academic role, supporting transitions through career stages 
  • Providing expert consultation on local learning and development needs 
  • Conceptualising and overseeing new programme pilots, from procurement to evaluation 
  • Collaborating closely with other professional services departments to identify, develop and champion excellence in academic practice across the University 
  • Taking an organisational development approach, promoting tools and practices which drive positive organisational change 
  • Guiding policy development related to the academic community, including progression, promotion and performance enhancement 
  • Creating an inclusive research environment and supporting Early Career Researchers, in line with our commitment to the Researcher Development Concordat 

Our work

Find out about our work and the development opportunities we offer for academic staff

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Bristol Clear offers a variety of initiatives to support our academic staff on the research pathway, in line with our commitment to the researcher Concordat.

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