Line Managing @UoB: Introduction to the University context
Duration Two workshops plus self-direct learning
Team Staff Development
Covid-19 Response
This course will be run as an two online webinars combined with self-directed learning. 

Course overview
The role of the manager is critical in any organisation and we want to ensure that all staff taking on supervisory or people management responsibilities at UoB feel equipped and confident to do so. Understanding the wider organisational context and being able to relate your role and your team’s contribution to this can greatly increase your chances of transitioning effectively into a new management role.

Whilst ‘Line Managing @ UoB: Introduction to the University context’ is principally aimed at managers who are either new to a management role or new to managing at UoB, it is also suitable for current managers who feel they need a refresher.

Staff attending this course must be a current Line Manager of at least one person.

This course focuses on the role of the manager in the strategic and operational context of the University and is made up of 3 parts:

1. The Introductory Workshop (1 hr 30)
This workshop will cover:
· The overall aims of the course
· Exploring the role of a manager at UoB - what do your staff need? What does the organisation need?
· An introduction to the self-study workbook with guidance on completing it

2. The Self-study Workbook
This workbook is all about developing an understanding of being a manager in the organisational context of the University, and what your roles and responsibilities are towards both the University and your staff.
The content allows you to contextualise the areas covered, to consider your own knowledge, skills and abilities, to identify your strengths, and to reflect on your own development needs.

3. The Review of learning workshop (2 hrs)
This workshop will be an opportunity to discuss the workbook, to work in groups to share learning, to ask questions, clarify anything that was unclear and discuss some of the content in more detail.

Please make sure you can attend both workshop dates before signing up, and add these to your calendar as soon as you've booked a place.

What you need to know
Cancellation fee: Your Division/Faculty will incur a £50 charge should you fail to attend on the day or cancel your place any later than three full working days before the course.

Sickness: If you are unable to attend the course due to sickness, please can you or a member of your team notify us by email ( as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before.

Waiting list: Staff Development will operate a waiting list should this course become full. Because of this, places are non-transferable between colleagues.

How you book
Development courses should be discussed as part of a development plan agreed with your manager.

Each course will be open for bookings at 9 am on the day 8 weeks prior to the course date. If this date falls on a University closure day, the course will be released on the next working day.

Please note that if there are no course dates, we are in the process of planning and will update this page as they are scheduled. For any updates, please refer to our monthly Staff Development bulletins and our Staff Development Yammer group.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableTutorBook
Online12 May 202112 May, 07 July 20212:00pm - 3:30pm13Allison McRitchie
Online01 Jul 202101 July, 09 September 202110:00am - 11:30am20Allison McRitchieBooking Open06-05-2021 09:00