Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
EN-9: Staff Professional Development and Training

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Josephine Hynes
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources Office
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Does the institution make available professional development and training opportunities in sustainability to all non-academic staff at least once per year?:

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (the rate of staff participation in sustainability professional development and training)?:

Estimated percentage of regular, non-academic staff that participates annually in sustainability professional development and training:

A brief description of any internal sustainability professional development and training opportunities that the institution makes available to non-academic staff:

There are a number of training courses that are offered online that can completed at anytime that suits staff. Some of the course that NUIG offer are Unconcious Bias Training, and Equality, Diversity and Inclustivity Training. These are offered through the LearnUpon platform, more info on how to access these courses can be found below.

NUIG is also a provider of the LiFT course which aims to develop leadership skills and enhance the personal development with communities.


A brief description of any external professional development and training opportunities in sustainability that are supported by the institution :

NUIG also now provides all staff with access to LinkedIn Learning which has over 16,000 courses across a wide range of disicplines. Information on how to access LinkedIn Learning throuhg your NUIG account can be found in the links below.


NUI Galway is committed to staff professional and personal development and offers LinkedIn Learning for free to all academic and non-academic staff across campus. LinkedIn Learning has over 16,000 courses where staff learn at their own pace and select only the courses and videos most relevant to their learning journey. Courses include technical, business, software, leadership, personal health, mindfulness, and creative topics but with the sustainability focus on campus many of the sustainability related courses are popular amongst staff.

To learn 24/7 staff just need to visit LinkedIn Learning and login with their NUI Galway Campus Account credentials. When completed staff receive a certificate. As an example a search for 'climate and sustainability' on the platform yields 128 courses available to staff 24/7 at no cost. More at the link below:


Estimated percentage of regular non-academic staff for which sustainability is included in performance reviews:

A brief description of how sustainability is included in staff performance reviews :

Annual staff performance reviews are not currently conducted throughout the university for all staff, but this is currently being developed. Staff performance reviews are, however, conducted during probation periods and when staff apply for promotion.

Website URL where information about staff professional development and training in sustainability is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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