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In the video above, Dr Richard Holme, Lecturer in Education introduces the concept of self-directed learning. PLease watch to get yourself into the right frame of mind to undertake your own development.

Fully funded opportunities available to you:

LinkedIn Learning

The University of Dundee subscribes to LinkedIn Learning. This online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. With more than 5,000 courses and personalised recommendations, you can discover, complete, and track courses related to your field and interests. You can also choose to add these courses and related skills to your LinkedIn profile once you've completed them.  

Please refer to our how to page for login information.

Here is OPD's recommended online courses.

The Skills Network

‌University of Dundee are offer access to qualifications via distance learning. This opportunity provides access to interactive and engaging learning content from The Skills Network who have developed outstanding learning resources that meet a diverse range of learning needs. All qualifications found in this microsite are fully funded.

The Digital BiteSized Book Series

Visit Development Resources on MyDundee to view this series of e-booklets from our trusted facilitator, Liggy Webb. The 23 topics covered are: 


Behavioural Agility; Burnout; Collaboration; Conversations; Creativity;

Critical Thinking; Curiosity; Decision Making; Healthy Eating; Kindness;

Menopause; Mental Health; Mindfit; Mood Boosters; Positive Mindset;

Relationship Building; Relaxation; Resilience; Time Management; Trust;

Uncertainty; Winter Wellbeing; Wellbeing 


Microsoft IT Training

To refresh your skills using the office 365 suite, please visit:

Mental Health Resources- Charlie Waller

CWMT 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.

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BUFDG - British Universities Finance Directors Group

BUFDG Pro is an e-learning service offered by BUFDG (British Universities Finance Directors Group), 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.

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Self study resources for researchers on the web - mapped! 

We have created a document that maps out some of the most useful online courses available for researchers seeking to hone their skills. This document is a work in progress, and we'd value any feedback you can offer to improve it. If you have suggestions or comments, you can provide them to us by contacting 


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