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.

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.

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

UHR Member Discounts

As a UHR Member, you can access a range of generalist courses, e.g. project management & secretarial development, through the providers below at a substantially discounted rate.  Simply quote ‘UHR’ when booking.

Government Knowledge (www.government-knowledge.com): Rates stand at one delegate £275 + VAT, 2/3 delegates £250 + VAT each, and 4+ delegates £250 + VAT each, representing a 40% discount on average.   Contact Ryan on r.harrison@government-knowledge.com to book a place.

Hemley Fraser (www.hemsleyfraser.co.uk : Open training courses stand at £375 + VAT for one day and £700 for 2 days, representing a 30% discount on average.  No discounts apply to accredited courses.  Contact Jude on Jude.Brown@hemsleyfraser.co.uk to book a place.

Note: 2017 prices

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: