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Develop as an Academic at DCU

HR Learning and Development provide advice, support and encouragement towards the development of staff throughout their career at Dublin City University.

We provide information and resources to help take steps towards achieving your development goals, all supporting the DCU Academic Development Promotion Framework

Learning and Development Courses

Learning and Development, HR offers a wide range of courses to help support your development plans.

>> Orientation to DCU for new academics and newly appointed Head of School 

>> Access our Academic and Researchers courses

>> Access our Management and Leadership courses

Online Learning 

LinkedIn Learning

Available to all DCU staff, LinkedIn Learning gives you online access 24x7 to a broad range of technical, creative and professional developmental courses.

Email for an activation licence or if you need advice on selecting a course. 

Free Online Learning Resources

FutureLearn - free online courses 

EdEx - free online courses


Loop Reflect is a learning portfolio platform available to all DCU students and faculty. It is an online space, similar to a webpage, where you can record and share your learning through many different media. The learning portfolio supports making your learning visible to you and to others through the creation of a personal and reflective showcase of academic, professional, and/or personal achievements. Your learning portfolio is completely private to you but can be shared externally, as you wish.

In DCU, you may use the learning portfolio as a professional teaching portfolio or simply for your own personal reflections. Maintaining a learning portfolio of your achievements may prove very beneficial to highlight for promotion the skills and experience you have gained over the course of your academic or professional journey.

To help you make the most of your eportfolio, below you will find further information on the Teaching Enhancement Unit page. Sample portfolios and technical guidance on the platform is available here


Visit DCU Teaching Enhancement Unit