Human Resources

Financial Assistance

Part-time Courses of Study Fund

Human Resources has a limited budget each year to support staff who may need to complete an accredited course of study on a part-time basis, where there is a business need to complete the particular course.

Applications may need to be prioritised depending on available budget and with consultation between Human Resources and Faculty and Directorate budget holders.

Guidelines and application form are available here - 2017 Guidelines for Financial Assistance / 2017 Application Form for Financial Assistance


Short Course/Conference Fund

Previously, Human Resources, via the Staff Training and Development Unit, was able to make a financial contribution towards attendance at external courses and conferences for the purposes of personal development. Funding for this centrally, via Human Resources, will no longer be available from the beginning of the 2017-18 academic and financial year.  Staff should seek support, if required, for conference attendance and associated expenditure for the purposes of personal development via their own department/budget holder.

Other sources of support in Queen’s:

The Research and Enterprise Directorate provides some funding for academic members of staff travelling to international conferences. For further information on this click here.


Focussed support for Schools and Departments

In addition to the centrally organised events, STDU may be able to support and advise on how to address specific needs within different areas in the University.