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September 2018 - Welcome to the new academic year

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Our 2018/19 programme just went live this morning. We are also pleased to inform you that several new team members joined the Learning and Development Centre recently:
Céline Bleziri is our new ILMDP coordinator, and Magda Pawluk is the new ILMDP consultant.
Vilma Rupeikaite is our new Professional Development coordinator.
In a couple of days, we will also welcome our new Head of Centre, Nick Kapoutzis, who was the Head of Leadership and Organisational Development at the University of Westminster, leading on the development and implementation of the OD strategy to support medium to long-term capability improvement and culture change.

Have a look at our contact page.


On the 3rd of September, Imperial College welcomed a new cohort of Apprentices. apprentices 2018
An apprenticeship is a job that accompanies a guided development programme (at least 20% off-the-job training), for a minimum of 12 months, and is an opportunity for individuals to gain practical experience, whilst studying towards qualifications.
Have a look at our web page for more information.
If you are interested in hiring an apprentice in your team or department or finding out more about apprenticeships, please email the Apprenticeships Project Team at apprenticeships@imperial.ac.uk

Engagement Academy 2018/19

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Applications are open for the College’s second Engagement Academy delivered in partnership between the Science Communication Unit and Societal Engagement Team.
The aim of the training course is to foster the development of a community of staff for whom Societal Engagement is an integral, supported and valued part of their professional identity and practice, enabling Imperial to grow and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with society.
Through seven sessions from October 2018 to March 2019 participants will have the opportunity to explore ideas in depth, try out activities and discuss themes and issues with course mates from across the College.

Take a look at this short film to hear from those who took part last year. 

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 20 September. Find out more and apply.

Other Development Opportunities

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Outside Insight - Sharing knowledge through work shadowing

Outside Insight is a London Inter-institution work shadowing scheme that gives you the opportunity to engage with practical career and professional development in a way that allows you to have a wider appreciation, share and bring back knowledge, of work practices from other institutions.
The scheme entails spending time with and observing the work of a member of staff in a department or role of interest in another institution in order to gain insight into work in that area. The duration of the visit can vary between half a day and two days. There are currently 12 universities participating in the scheme.
For more information including how to apply for the scheme please click here or contact Vilma on v.rupeikaite@imperial.ac.uk. The deadline for this round of applications is 31 October 2018.