Career Development home

UHR aims to support and enhance the career and development of HR professionals to ensure they feel equipped and confident to succeed in their role. We do this by offering a varied programme of events, workshops and training programmes as well as resources and learning schemes.

CPD Framework

UHR has a CPD Framework that seeks to support and develop HR professionals working in its member organisations. This includes a variety of development days and programmes for all levels of staff, linked to the CIPD profession map. View our CPD Framework and CPD schedule of activities.

Events and Workshops

At UHR we aim to foster the professional development of all HR professionals and therefore host workshops and a range of events throughout the year. Check out our events page to find out more about our schedule of events and what we have on offer.

CUPA Conference Bursary and USA Study Visit

New for 2017, UHR is offering an exciting bursary enabling an HR professional to travel to California with an exclusive place to attend the CUPA-HR Conference in September. The opportunity also includes the possibility to visit an HR department in a university of choice when there. Find out more and apply for the bursary here.

Mentoring Scheme

The UHR Mentoring Scheme is a free, national mentoring service open to all its HR professional members across the UK Higher Education sector. With mentors either at HR Director level or established seniors in the sector, mentees can benefit from both their experience and expertise and knowledge to help support their own career. Find out more on our mentoring page.

Multidisciplinary Action Learning sets

An Action Learning Set is a small, confidential forum offering practical learning to HR staff who are at Deputy Director level or equivalent. Each participant brings an organisational task, problem, challenge or opportunity to small open group discussions which then allow members to exchange, support and challenge each other’s action and learning for return to the workplace. For more details take a look on our events page.

Emerging Leaders Programme

The Emerging Leaders Programme is aimed at senior HR professionals within bands 3 or 4 who are likely to attain an HR directorship role within the next 2-3 years. As a four-day, immersive residential course, candidates will learn from a variety of expertise and experience, allowing them to leave the course with the ability to manage the transition of roles to senior HR in a credible, confident and positive manner. For more information visit our events page.

Coaching for HR Directors

Whilst we don’t provide our own coaching service, we do recommend coaching for HR professionals and have developed a directory of recommended coaches. Find out more about the benefits of coaching and how to select a coach

Other events and programmes

Various programmes and events that may be of interest to UHR members and their staff are run by the following organisations: