In these unprecedented times we want to make providing you with the support you need as easy as possible so we have pulled together all the new resources from across the Exeter Academic Unified Working Group and am making them available from here. The Unified Working Group consists of People Development, Academic Development, Researcher Development, The Doctoral College, and the Library.

We are working together to create online training and development resources but need your help to prioritise topics. Please let us know if there are any areas you want to develop or tips you would find useful (such as how to lead or teach remotely) by emailing Janice Button, Learning and Development Manager (Exeter Academic), and we will update this page with useful respurces.


Support for parents and carers

Working from home information for Staff


Managing and working from home (a presentation with links to other resources)

Working from home information for Managers


Suggested solutions for moving teaching online

Modifying face-to-face content for online delivery

Remote Teaching Tips

The Education Toolkit help and resources (Tip: type REMOTE, ONLINE or COVID in the search function)

Technology Enhanced Learning guidance.


COVID-19 Impact on Research Funding: guidance from our major research funders and for some FAQs.

COVID-19 Information and advice for research degree students (PGRs)

The Research Toolkit


COVID-19 FAQs – University Library Service

COVID-19 – Latest Library Resources Updates


ELE Training and Support

IT Technical Support

Technology Enhanced Learning Advice and guidance (email:

Microsoft Teams Information Webpage

Academic Promotions

All staff currently on probation at 30 April 2020  will  be advised of the opportunity to extend their probation period for 6 months, or for those on fixed-term contracts until the end of the current contract.   This  arrangement is to remove any anxiety for staff on probation, for example those who may have been absent due to illness and have been unable to complete any aspects of their probation within their current probation period.  When employees and their manager receive the communication setting out this option, they should discuss whether they feel an extension would be helpful and notify  If during the 6 month period, the probation can be completed earlier the probation procedures can proceed as normal.   If no response is received, the normal probation date will apply.

Staff who would have received an increment due to completing their probation will have this backdated to the original end of probation date. This will ensure that those in the academic job family who receive an increment following successful completion of probation do not suffer any unnecessary detriment to their pay.