Introducing our Coaching Network Articles

We're introducing our pilot Coaching Network to support your development and to complement the Learning & Development programmes available to all staff. It's one of the things you highlighted as part of the 2015 Staff Engagement survey.

All staff can apply to the Coaching Network for coaching for up to five sessions over a four to six month period; the pilot will run for one year. Before completing your online application you should first speak to your manager to agree what areas of development would be suitable for coaching. 

Coaching, which is confidential, is a great opportunity to have space to think on work-related issues and can provide support, encouragement and constructive challenge as well as help you to develop new insights and ways of working.

You might consider the Coaching Network if you've recently changed roles or after promotion, or to support change or to gain confidence in a specific area of your existing role.

We have fourteen coaches from a range of academic and professional services roles across the university. They've received accredited coaching training and take on the coaching in addition to their main role, but unlike mentors don't need to have expertise in your role.

To find out more, please see the Coaching Network pages and if you have any questions please email