Staff Connect

Book training and record your appraisal (RPD) using Staff Connect

From 23 October, you will be able to book on to training run by the Learning & Organisational Development (L&OD) team through Staff Connect, the same system that is currently used for HR and Payroll. Line managers will be able to view and authorise training requests and you will also be able to record your appraisal (RPD).

Staff Connect replaces the current booking system on the L&OD website and local practices for recording appraisals (RPDs). Training provided in other areas of the University will not be affected.

Also from 23 October, line managers will also be able to set up “delegations” in Staff Connect, enabling other members of staff to approve requests on their behalf. They can also nominate different delegates for different people management processes on Staff Connect, e.g. their PA for annual leave requests, and another manager for appraisals if this reflects what happens in practice. User guides for both managers and staff regarding delegation set up and management are available on the Staff Connect Delegation page.

If you have any questions about Staff Connect, there is guidance, including a frequently asked questions section, on the Staff Connect website.

To find out more about using Staff Connect to book on to L&OD training courses and to record appraisals (RPDs), please come to one of the demo and drop-in sessions available for all staff and line managers. Please go to L&OD Staff Connect information to find out more.

This is the latest update in the Staff Connect Phase 2 project. The recording of staff absence, including annual leave, and staff recruitment will go live in early 2019. If you have any questions about the project, please contact