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People First


You will be aware of the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Our priority is always to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors and the University has subsequently implemented a number of measures to help limit the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). As a result we have considered it necessary to cancel/postpone upcoming Learning and Development events.

Although we are disappointed to have to cancel any events of this nature, I am sure you can appreciate that it is being done with your welfare in mind and will allow members of staff to focus on the continued delivery of education to our students in such challenging circumstances.

The University has published an FAQs page specific to Covid-19 (coronavirus) to keep all members of our community updated. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We would like to highlight the range of learning content available through LinkedIn Learning which is available for all staff, please click here for further information on how to sign up and access LinkedIn Learning.

If you have queries on support, learning events and resources for the other Queen's learning providers, please contact the relevant provider via the contact e mail or access via the website here.

"We will create an environment where all employees are enabled to take responsibility for improving their own development"

When our People and Culture Strategy, People First, launched in March 2018, we made a commitment to put our people at the centre of everything we do at Queen’s. Our last Staff Survey revealed that only half of you felt that there were opportunities for personal development and growth at the University.

To address this, we have refreshed Learning and Development at Queen's to ensure that all of our people have the chance to build their capability through relevant and meaningful learning opportunities. We will empower staff to take responsibility for their own development while ensuring their effectiveness in their current role and readiness for future progression.

Our new offer recognises that development comes in lots of different forms. We've refreshed our face-to-face training, favouring shorter half-day sessions. We have introduced new online resources and tools which meet the demand from staff for greater control over their learning and flexibility around how and when they access it, and are emphasising the benefit of continuous learning.