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External Development Opportunities

Learning and Development works in collaboration with a number of other Higher and Further Education institutions. One of the benefits of this approach is that you have access to additional development opportunities offered by our partners.



Through Edinburgh Development Connections (EDC), a partnership of Edinburgh Higher Education Institutions, we offer;

There are a number of benefits in attending a development opportunity organised by one of the EDC group.

  • You can meet and network with new colleagues
  • You can share, and develop new skills and knowledge
  • You can find out about other institutions
  • You can access a greater pool of resources and courses which are free or at a reduced cost

All of these events are listed in our A-Z of learning activities or on the Information Services and Health & Safety pages. 

You can view the edc strategy and if you would like further information, e-mail Laurna Macaulay


Other external development, courses and resources?

There are a range of opportunities available depending on your role including courses run by; 





The Association of University Administrators (AUA). You can contact either of your Branch Correspondents; Wendy Cairney at Edinburgh Napier University, who will be able to tell you more about the AUA development opportunities.




Careers Scotland are also available to provide support to you in planning your career. Their services are free and include workshops on interview and cv skills amongst their career guidance and employability services.

Erasmus is an exchange programme which allows for the mobility of academic members of staff and administrative staff to spend a short period of time at one of the University's Erasmus partner universities either teaching, work shadowing or attending an Erasmus staff training week.  If you have any further questions about incoming or outgoing Erasmus staff mobility then please contact the EU Recruitment & Exchanges team or visit www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus-staff-opportunities.htm

Publishing Scotland are network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland. Publishing Scotland offer a variety of events such as Proofreading, Copy-editing, Further Proofreading and Copy-editing, Writing for the Web and Business Writing Skills. These events come at a cost that will require need to be covered by your School or Service. For more information on these events visit www.publishingscotland.org