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Staff head back to the classroom

Posted on 27/05/2011

Staff learn new skills during one of the Learning At Work sessions

Staff at Royal Holloway, University of London had the opportunity to learn something new in a series of classes and workshops held as part of the annual ‘Learning at Work Day’.

The College’s Staff Development Team organised a range of fun and business related activities on Thursday (26 May) as part of the annual awareness campaign that promotes and supports workplace learning events across England.

Staff could attend a wide range of bite-sized workshops including boosting your image and self-confidence, learning massage techniques to combat stress and getting advice on goal setting and motivation. There were also opportunities to go on a tour of the arboretum and learning about lawn care.

Judith Gray, from the IT Department, said: “I think it’s great that we have the opportunity to try something new and learn new skills to improve ourselves. I attended the workshop on boosting your image and self-confidence and it has reminded me to look for the positives in what I do.”

 Outreach Coordinator Sian-Marie Jenkins added: “We often take our own learning for granted. It’s great to be given the chance to develop your skills but also to meet colleagues who you wouldn’t normally get to meet.”

Commenting on the success of the day, Sue Oke, Staff Development Officer, said, “Learning at Work Day is a very important event in our annual calendar. It’s a day to focus on learning and development and relish the opportunity to benefit from the diverse range of bite-sized workshops on offer. I would like to thank all the catering, portering and audio visual staff for their hard work in ensuring the day ran smoothly.


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