Thriving in a Part-time Role
Duration 2 hours
Team Staff Development

If you need to book / cancel your place, please do so in Develop, the new learning management system.

Alternatively, please email:

Covid-19 Response
This course will be run as an online webinar combined with self-directed learning.

Course overview

We recognise that increasingly more staff are working part-time and/or taking part in a job share. In this workshop you will share your experiences of working part time and identify some of the challenges you’ve encountered. We’ll explore techniques and methods to overcome these, and share hints, tips and ideas for effective part time working.

This training supports the University of Bristol's commitment to flexible and inclusive working practices.

What we will cover

  • Keeping a perspective (why I want to work part time and the joys)
  • Working by outcomes – what it means
  • Working together and feeling part of the team
  • Great communication
  • Handing over and making sure you are kept in the loop
  • Prioritising work and making decisions about workload
  • Being assertive when the answer is simply ‘no’

What you’ll leave with

  • An understanding of the challenges of working part time and having explored ways to overcome those that are relevant to you
  • Have met other part time workers and shared hints, tips and best practice around effective part time working

Who this course is aimed at: Professional Services staff who currently work part-time.

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
Online13 Jul 202113 July 202110:00am - 12:00pm22Booking Closed