Self-directed learning for staff

A list of self-directed learning resources for staff.

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A variety of free, self-directed resources are available to you, which you can access anytime to support your development. Note, that most of the resources are external to the university, therefore the Talent and Development team have not designed or assured these.

We have created a summary of the resources and suggested courses.

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. 

‌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. 

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.

The Open University – OpenLearn 

Access a range of free courses on OpenLearn. If you are new to a subject, or want to build on your current knowledge, OpenLearn offers Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced courses. 

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