CPD Services within the University's Research and Innovation team is the central focus for professional development at the University of Aberdeen.

Our aim is to enhance the University's provision of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for people at work.  Our remit has two main strands:

  1. For Employers and Employees to help meet market demands and the learning and development needs of employers and individuals
  2. Supporting academic colleagues in the provision of CPD courses, conferences and other activities

For Employers and Employees

  • Co-ordinates a range of professional development opportunities from the University
  • Works closely with academics and industry specialists to meet specific training needs
  • Collaborates with University departments and public and private sector organisations to explore CPD funding, research and development opportunities

For Academic Colleagues

CPD Services provides a wide range of Professional Conference Organising (PCO) Services to colleagues at the University of Aberdeen.  This includes functions such as market research, budget development, bid development, event advisory service, feasibility studies and full administrative support for colleagues at the University of Aberdeen. 

We are also currently working on projects with academics from Robert Gordon University and the James Hutton Institute.

Aberdeen Ambassadors Network

The University of Aberdeen through CPD Services are a partner in the Aberdeen Ambassadors Network. We work with a range of partners to bring events and conferences to the city by engaging with 'local ambassadors'.  Partners include:

  • VisitAberdeenshire
  • Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)
  • Robert Gordon University
  • James Hutton Institute
  • The University of Aberdeen

The network is a collaboration of local professionals, academics, business leaders and individuals who want to bring national, international events to Aberdeen.  All of the partners can provide support to help you bid, win and organise an event - get in touch with CPD Services or Graeme at VisitABerdeenshire via the above link for more information.


For more information about upcoming events check our Events Page.