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Development opportunities

Colleagues are given regular appraisals with their line manager, which are stored and updated as part of the suite of tools in the DMUhub digital workplace. To support this, there are many Learning and Development opportunities available for staff to grow their career and boost personal prospects.

For academics these include: the DMU Teacher Fellowship scheme; the Teaching Innovation Project fund; the Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) for new lecturers; the Learning and Teaching conference and the development of the Early Career Academic Fellow, VC 2020 and Associate Professor Roles.


Personal development courses for Professional Services staff include: constructive conversations; coaching fundamentals; conduction of effective appraisals; influencing and negotiating; getting the most from your team; and successfully implementing change. 

In 2018 DMU was named as the University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Sunday Times Good University Guide. DMU is part of a ground-breaking project called Freedom to Achieve to positively address the attainment gap among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students, which is a well-documented issue across UK universities. The project includes co-creation events that involve staff and students. We also have the Dare to Be mentoring scheme. Open to all DMU students, the scheme enables any member of DMU staff to apply and harness their own experience to provide guidance as a mentor.