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Academic Professional Development Unit

The Academic Professional Development Unit (APDU) supports the professional development of academic and professional staff, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in relation to learning and teaching.  

We work collaboratively with other units, including the Academy of Transformation of Teaching, to support the delivery of the Brunel 2030 Vision  by:

  • Providing personal development and recognition in learning and teaching through the APEX Framework (supporting staff to Attain)
  • Providing CPD and expert support, including tailored provision and development opportunities (supporting staff to Advance)
  • Supporting teaching excellence bids (e.g. NTFS, CATE) and scholarship of learning and teaching (supporting staff to Excel)

Our portfolio of activities includes expert-led workshops, courses, blended learning, seminars and one-to-one support, delivered across disciplines to encourage the development of interdisciplinary understanding, skills and networks. 

Registering to attend activities:

Where activity dates are listed you can register immediately by following the instructions. Please ensure that the activity is appropriate for you before registering by checking the descriptions. If no date is scheduled, or if the date is not suitable for you, you can add your name to the waiting list to be notified when new dates and places become available. You may access your records following attendance and download a certificate of attendance or record of activities completed.

If you cannot attend an activity that you registered for, please cancel your registration at least 48 hours in advance by visiting the My Records section on this site. For last minute cancellations, please email