Celebrating Learning at Work Week

Learning at Work Week (15-21 May) is an annual event which spotlights the importance of continual learning and development. This year's theme, Create the future, explores how lifelong learning at work can help us all personally and collectively create our futures – from achieving life and work goals, to shaping our lives, communities and the world, to driving innovation and achieving organisational ambitions. 

To mark the week, we take this opportunity to highlight three areas of support available from the People and Organisational Development (POD) team to help you achieve your own life and work goals.


One to one coaching

All staff can access free one-to-one coaching from a qualified volunteer coach through the Oxford Coaching Network. A coach is a ‘thinking partner’ who facilitates a confidential conversation either as a one-off or over 4-6 sessions to help you with an issue, challenge or opportunity that you would like to progress.

To find out more and to find a coach, visit the Coaching webpage.

Oxford-wide Careers

Careers discussion pack

In collaboration with Professional Services Together, we are pleased to share the first Oxford-wide Careers discussion pack which provides an overview of Oxford-wide Careers alongside the new Careers Club and other careers resources available to colleagues.  

Themed discussions are a powerful way for us all to know what’s available and understand how the tools and resources we have developed can help us at a local level. This pack has been designed to be slotted into existing briefings or small team meetings as a 15-minute discussion this term.  

Careers Club

Run by POD, the Careers Club is open to all Professional Services staff in the University. Part of the Professional Services Together programme, it encourages staff to develop their careers in Oxford and connect with colleagues across the University.

There are monthly Careers Club events, including talks and interactive workshops, which we hope will both inspire and equip you to take the next step on your career path or to feel more fulfilled in your current role.


Our new online toolkit: Mentoring for Development is for anyone at the University with an interest in mentoring, whether mentors, mentees or mentoring scheme co-ordinators. There is also a new MS Teams group: POD Mentoring Network. Interested? Join the new Teams group to ask questions, share resources and advice about mentoring and keep in touch with mentoring-related developments around the University.

More from POD

Visit the POD website to discover the full range of programmes and resources available to University staff. For queries, contact us at pod@admin.ox.ac.uk.