Applications open for our academic development and assessment centres

Academic leadership and citizenship roles are critical to successful departmental performance and culture, whether as a Head of Department, taking a role on a DMT, representing the department at University committees, or taking on key departmental critical roles.

As a key priority for the University's future skills and succession strategy and building on the success of our development and assessment centre programme (launched in 2015) we are now launching our Academic Development and Assessment Centres.

The programme is aimed at giving academics who want to develop in the area of administration / citizenship a chance to benchmark their leadership skills.

To be eligible you will need to be either:

  • 12 to 24 months away from taking on a Head of Department role
  • 12 to 24 months away from taking on a senior leadrship role

If you would like to apply, download the application pack and send your completed application to

Download the application form [docx]

Applications have been extended and now close on 10am on 10 June.