Your Future

Planning ahead

We are committed to supporting you through your career at the University. As we recognise the importance of career progression, a wide range of professional courses are available, helping you to excel in your chosen career.

We also offer competitive pension schemes to all employees alongside other benefits, including immediate life cover for your beneficiaries and ill health retirement benefits.


Short term -  future       Training & Development 


  • The team deliver training and development to all staff groups, irrespective of role and working patterns.
  • The wide range of training opportunities include Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education for new academic staff, training on our IT systems and management and communication skills.      

Medium term - future Promotion & Regrading


  • We recognise the importance of career progression and giving you opportunities to excel in your chosen career. 
  • The training and development offered through Professional Development supports and encourages you through your career progression.

Long term - future Pensions & Retirement


The University offers various pensions schemes. The one you are eligible to join will depend on your grade and position. Contributing to your pension allows you to build up a pot of money to provide for yourself and your family in retirement. As well as your contributions, the University contributes too, and you will receive tax relief.

For further information see our pension web pages.