Self-directed learning for staff

A list of self-directed learning resources for staff.

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Self-directed learning resources

LinkedIn Learning

The University of Dundee subscribes to LinkedIn Learning. This online educational platform helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. You can choose to add courses and related skills to your LinkedIn profile once you've completed them.

Log in using your University email or LinkedIn profile information.

We have mapped courses to our programme for staff and researchers:

‌The Skills Network

The Skills Network have developed learning resources that meet a diverse range of learning needs. All qualifications found in this microsite are fully funded. Please note that OPD have not created the content on these courses.

Microsoft IT training

Refresh your skills using Windows and the Office 365 suite.

Charlie Waller Trust

The Charlie Waller Trust has developed an online learning resource for education staff, providing evidence-based information and resources on a range of mental health issues. The aim is to help non-specialist staff feel more confident in spotting and responding to signs of distress.

British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG)

BUFDG Pro is an e-learning service offered by British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG), with the e-learning available to all university staff. Please register with your university email on first visit to gain access to e-modules relating to financial, tax and procurement compliance.

Self study resources for researchers

We have created a document that maps out some of the most useful online courses available for researchers seeking to hone their skills. These are external resources and we cannot guarantee access, but most were freely available at the time of writing. This document is a work in progress, and we'd value any feedback you can offer to improve it.

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