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Diversity & Inclusion

Training, development & funding

King's College London strives to support its staff and promote equality of opportunity within its workforce.

Some of our current initiatives can be found on the Diversity & Inclusion at Kings website. You can also visit Skills Forge to search for more courses available at King’s.

Current opportunities

Springboard Women’s Development Programme


The Springboard Women’s Development Programme is an award winning international programme which allows women to identify the clear, practical and realistic steps they want to take in their career development, and allows them to develop the skills and self-confidence to take those steps. Springboard will help you move from where you are to where you want to be.

The programme consists of four development days set over four months and you must be able to attend all four. 

To sign up, go to Skills Forge.

Previous Springboard Women’s Development Programme for Researchers 



Thrive: Senior Academic Research Development

THRIVE is an innovative group of programmes organised by the Research & Innovation Committee to support the professional, personal, and career development of academic staff at the IoPPN. Click here to find out more about THRIVE.

IoPPN Professional Services Staff Mentoring Programme


We are pleased to announce the launch of the IoPPN Professional Services Mentoring Programme 2017/18. This programme provides an opportunity for all staff to access unbiased guidance in their career path, training, personal and professional development, work-life balance, as well as items specific to their role.

The programme runs for 12 months, and participants (mentor/mentee) are expected to make a commitment to meet in person at least four times (1-1.5 hour) in that 12 month period.

The programme is managed via an online portal, which allows mentees to nominate mentors after viewing their profiles and to schedule mentoring meetings; it also allows mentors to respond to the nominations and access supporting tools and resources.

It is our hope that mentoring will become embedded in the IoPPN culture. We strongly encourage everyone to get involved, as mentoring brings many benefits not only to mentees, but also to mentors and to our institute.

Mentors and mentees who wish to participate in the programme please email the programme coordinators: Gabriela Weglowska and Zarsheesh Divecha

Performance Development Reviews (PDRs)

Performance Development Review (PDR) is an annual process to facilitate staff development through objective planning, performance reviews and ratings, performance appraisals and feedback, looking at further learning and development, and considering performance-related pay recognition and as well as potential promotions. There are different performance frameworks for academic, research and professional services staff.

Academic PDRs

Academic Performance Framework

Research & Professional Services staff PDRs

Individual Development Plan (IDP) for non-academic staff

Funding opportunities

IoPPN Research and Development office

The IoPPN Research and Development office has dedicated funding pages available to postgraduates and academics.

Further information on funding opportunities

Diversity specific funding (including returning after career breaks)

In addition, the IoPPN R&D office have specific funding pages which are aimed at supporting diversity.

Further information on diversity specific funding 

Parenting Leave Fund

The College's Parenting Leave Fund is for academic / research staff working in science disciplines at King’s who will be returning to work after a period of maternity, paternity or adoption leave. Eligible staff will be able to apply for up to £10,000 to be used to support them in their work over a period of 12 months. This is part of the College’s Athena SWAN programme.

Carers' Career Development Fund

The college has launched a new Carers Career Development  Fund to help parents and carers to attend career-development events outside of their normal working hours. This is open to all research and academic staff, including post docs.


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