Summer festival for staff aims to educate and entertain

Have you booked your place at the Staff Development Festival?

From fly-fishing to diversity training, boxercise classes to health and safety, there is something for everyone at this year’s Staff Development Festival.

There are over 100 events scheduled during the Festival, which will finish with a free barbeque for staff in The Courtyard, Holloway.

The Festival is aimed at giving staff the opportunity to learn new skills, access training that they might not normally receive, and – just as importantly – have fun!

Ever wondered what they get up to in the Faculties, Finance, Admissions, or even the Vice Chancellor's Office? Take a look at the wide range of Open House events and plan your visits.

The Festival kicks off on 29 June and will run for 2 weeks, finishing with the barbeque on 10 July. Activities include spin classes, a tour of The Emirates Stadium, marketing seminars and a range of professional development sessions.

Associate Professor Digby Warren, Head of the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, said: “We’re really excited to be able to offer such a wide range of activities for staff. There’s a good mix of fun events and development opportunities, so I hope staff will take advantage and get involved.”

Over 600 bookings have been made already, but there are still places available. All events, including the barbeque, are totally free for staff, but booking is essential.

You can browse the Festival’s events calendar on the Staff Development Festival webpage.

If you know of anyone in your faculty or department who does not have regular access to their email/internet, please encourage them to access the information about the Festival and book a place on one of the activities.