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Staff development resources

Staff Development have a number of books, articles and journals that all staff can access and borrow for a month at a time (subject to demand) as part of their overall development activity. These resources are particularly useful if you are finding it difficult to find the time to attend our events or they can be useful as further additional reading post-event or as a refresher.

We have categorised all of our resources into the following sections below. Please click on the category you require to see what is available.


All of our resources have been carefully selected to cater for as many needs as possible and we are also very happy to receive nominations for new resources so please get in touch if you would like to see further titles available or you have found any useful web sites for inclusion here.

Access to resources
Most of our physical resources are available from our office in room 109. You can borrow resources by contacting us by phone, email or in person and we will send the material out to you with a date for return.

Other resources are available directly from the SOAS Library and can be borrowed from there in the usual way. Resources available from the Library are indicated.

List of resources by category

Academic, Research & Teaching 


All books on academic development can be found in the main SOAS library, where they are available for loan.

A Briefing on Assessment in Problem-based Learning
by Ranald Macdonald & Maggi Savin-Baden, Ed LTSN Generic Centre - Assessment Series 2004, ISBN 1 904190 52 9
Academic Literacy Practices for British Higher Education

by Fiona English & Mark Jary, SOAS Handbook 2001
Assessing Students' Work (Learning to Teach series)
by David Baume and Carole Baume, Ed The Oxford Centre for Staff Development 1998, ISBN 1 873576 47 1
Being an Effective Academic
by Leslie Johnson, Ed The Oxford Centre for Staff Development 1996, ISBN 1 873576 30 7
Computer-assisted Assessment (CAA)
by Joanna Bull and Myles Danson, Ed LTSN Generic Centre - Assessment Series 2004, ISBN 1 904190 53 7
Implementing an Institutional Assessment Strategy

by Pat Eastwood, Ed LTSN Generic Centre - Assessment Series 2004 ISBN 1 904190 54 5
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
by Greg Light & Roy Cox, Ed Paul Chapman Publishing 2001 ISBN 0 7619 6553 x
Making Presentations (Learning to Teach series)
by David Baume and Carole Baume, Ed The Oxford Centre for Staff Development 1998 ISBN 1 873576 45 5
Managing more Postgraduate Research Students
by Adele Graham and Barbara Grant, Ed The Oxford Centre for Staff Development 1997, ISBN 1 873576 52 8
Powerful Ideas in Teaching and Learning (Learning to Teach series)

by Graham Gibbs and Trevor Habeshaw, Ed The Oxford Centre for Staff Development 1996 ISBN 1 873576 46 3
Preparing to teach: An introduction to effective teaching in higher education

by Graham Gibbs, Trevor Habeshaw, Ed Technical and Educational Services Ltd. 2001 ISBN 0 947885 56 0
Running tutorials and seminars (Learning to Teach series)

by David Baume and Carole Baume, Ed The Oxford Centre for Staff Development 2002 ISBN 187357644 7
Strategic Approaches to managing and developing part-time teachers
by Colin Bryson, Ed LTSN Generic Centre - Assessment Series 2004 ISBN 1 904190 56 1
Supervising the PhD - A Guide to success

by Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson, Odette Parry, Ed SRHE and Open University Press Imprint 2001 ISBN 0 335 19516 4
What's the Use of Lectures? by Donald Bligh

Ed Intellect 1998 ISBN 1871516 79X
53 Interesting Things to Do in Your Lectures
by Graham Gibbs, Sue Habeshaw, Trevor Habeshaw, Ed Technical and Educational Services Ltd. 2000 ISBN 0 947885 03 X
Teaching Academic Writing: A toolkit for Higher Education
by Caroline Coffin, Mary Jane Curry, Sharon Goodman, Ann Hewings, Theresa M. Lillis, Joan Swann, Ed Routledge 2003 ISBN 0 415 26136 8
Learning to teach in Higher Education
by Paul Ramsden, Ed RoutledgeFalmer 2003 ISBN 0 415 30345 1
Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for University Teachers

by Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill, Ed SRHE and Open University Press Imprint 1999 ISBN 0 335 20161 X
A Handbook for Teachers in Universities and Colleges: A guide to improving teaching methods

by Robert Cannon & David Newble, Ed Kogan Page 2003 ISBN 0 7494 3181 4
500 Tips on Assessment

by Sally Brown, Phil Race & Brenda Smith, Ed Kogan Page 2002 ISBN 0 7494 1941 5
Small Group Teaching: Tutorials, Seminars and Beyond
by Kate Exley and Reg Dennick, Ed RoutledgeFalmer 2004 ISBN 0 415 30717 1
Assess Your Own Teaching Quality
by Sally Brown and Phil Race, Ed RoutledgeFalmer 2004 ISBN 0 7494 1370 0
Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education

by George Brown with Joanna Bull and Malcolm Pendlebury, Ed Routledge 2003 ISBN 0 415 14460 4
Experiential Learning: Experience as the source of Learning and Development
by David A. Kolb, Ed Prentice Hall 1984 ISBN 0132952610
Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

by Stephen D. Brookfield, Ed Jossey Bass1995 ISBN 0787901318
Improving the Quality of Student Learning
by Graham Gibbs, Ed Technical and Educational Services Ltd. 1992 ISBN 0947885803
Counselling in Further and Higher Education

by Elsa Bell, Ed Open University Press 1996 ISBN 335191673
Collecting and Using student feedback: a guide to good practice
by John Brennan and Ruth Williams, Ed HEFCE 2004 ISBN 1 904190 55 3

Management, Leadership and Professional Updating 


A Manager's Guide to Self-Development

by Pedler, Burgoyne and Boydell, Ed McGraw Hill ISBN 0 07 709830 7
Budgeting & Financial Control
by The Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3668 8
Building a High Performance Team
by The Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997
Communication (Open Learning)
by Cathy Lake, Ed Pergamon Open Learning 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3674 2
Constructive Feedback
by Roland and Frances Bee, Ed Institute of Personal Development, Management Sharpers 2000 ISBN 0 85292 752 5
Continuing Professional Development Series - Action Learning
by Liz Beaty, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 33 2
Continuing Professional Development Series Critical Encounters Scholarly Approaches to Learning and Teaching
Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN1 904190 38 3
Continuing Professional Development Series - Mentoring
by Ann Morton, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 34 0
Continuing Professional Development Series - Supporting Portfolio Development

by David Baume, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 35 9
Continuing Professional Development Series - Supporting Student Retention
by Jan Sellers and Gwen van der Velden, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 37 7
Continuing Professional Development Series - Supporting the First Year Experience

by Janni Wallace, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 36 7
Customer Focus
by Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3663 7
e-Learning Series - A guide for Heads of Department

by Barbara Newland and Neil Ringan, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 41 3
e-Learning Series - A guide for Learning Technologists
by Susan Armitage and Ros O'Leary, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 43 x
e-Learning Series - A guide for Senior Managers

by Martin Jenkins and Janet Hanson, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 40 5
e-Learning Series - A guide for Support Staff
by Jane Core, Andrew Rothery and Graham Walton, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 44 8
e-Learning Series - A guide for Teachers
by Allison Littlejohn and Carol Higgison, Ed LTSN Generic Centre 2003 ISBN 1 904190 42 1
Employing Disable People in Higher Education: Guidance
Ed Equality Challenge Unit
From Absence to Attendance
by Alastair Evans & Steve Palmer, Ed Institute of Personal Development, Developing Practice 1999 ISBN 0 85292 706 1
Getting the right people to do the right job
by Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3660 2
Identifying Training Needs
by Tom Boydell and Malcolm Leary, Ed Institute of Personal Development, Training Essentials 1999 ISBN 0 85292 630 8
Introducing Management
by Bob Johnson, Ed Butterworth Heineman
Learning and Employability - Embedding Employability into the Curriculum
by Mantz Yorke and Peter T Knight, Ed ESECT 2004 ISBN 1 904190 48 0
Learning and Employability - Employability in higher education: what it is - what it is not

by Mantz Yorke, Ed ESECT ISBN 2004 1 904190 46 4
Learning and Employability - Judging and communicating achievements
by Mantz Yorke and Peter T Knight, Ed ESECT 2004 ISBN 1 904190 47 2
Learning and Employability - Reflection and Employability

by Jenny Moon, Ed ESECT 2004 ISBN 1 904190 49 9
Learning and Employability - Widening participation and employability
by Geoff Layer, Ed ESECT 2004 ISBN 1 904190 50 2
Learning and Employability -Entrepreneurship and HE: and employability perspective

by Neil Moreland, Ed ESECT 2004 ISBN 1 904190 51 0
Let's sort money out
by Niki Chesworth, Ed HSBC
Making Rational Decisions
by Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3673
Managing Financial Resources
by Michael Broadbent & John Cullen, Ed Butterworth Heinemann 1993 ISBN 0 7506 3392 1
Managing Information

by David A Wilson, Ed Butterworth Heinemann 1993 ISBN 0 7506 3389 1
Managing Operations
by Bob Johnson, Ed Butterworth Heinemann 1998 ISBN 0 7506 3809 5
Managing People
by Rosemary Thomson, Ed Butterworth Heinemann 1993 ISBN 0 7506 3388 3
Managing Yourself
by Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3661 0
Meeting Customer Needs
by Ian Smith, Ed Butterworth Heinemann 1994 ISBN 0 7506 3391 3
Problem People and how to manage them
by Peter Honey, Ed Institute of Personal Management 1992 ISBN 0 85292 495 x
Project Management

by Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3667 x
Recruitment Workbook
by Stan Crabtree, Ed Kogan Page 1991 ISBN 07494 01109
Selection interviewing
by Peter Whitaker, Ed The Industrial Society 1973 ISBN 0 85290 106 2
The Change Master

by Mitch McCrimmon, Ed Pitman publishing 1997 ISBN 0 273 62632 9
The Disciplinary Interview

by Alan Fowler, Ed Institute of Personal Development, Management Sharpers 1998 ISBN 0 85292 753 3
The Feel Good Factor: A Positive Guide to Managing Unwanted Stress
by David Horton, Ed Peter Honey 2001 ISBN 1 902899 17 2
The Influential Manager

by Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3662 9
The Management Task
by Rob Dixon, Ed Butterworth Heinemann 1993 ISBN 0 7506 3390 5
The Selection Interview
by Penny Hackett, Ed Institute of Personal Development, Training Extras 1995 ISBN 0 85292 583 2
The Truth About Managing People
by Stephen P Robbins, Ed Prentice Hall
Understanding Business Process Management

by Institute of Management, Ed Butterworth Heineman 1997 ISBN 0 7506 3659 9
Write a Job Description

by Bernard Ungerson, Ed Institute of Personal Management 1990 ISBN 0 85292 268 x
Coaching for Performance
by John Whitmore, Ed nb Publishing 2003 ISBN 1 85788 303 9
Recruitment and Selection Guidelines 2002
by Human Resources - SOAS 2002
55 Tips for Successful Meetings
by Beverly Williams, Ed Spearmint Books 2000
101 Ways to Develop Your People
by Peter Honey, Ed Peter Honey publications 1994
Teams and Teamwork
by Peter Honey, Ed Peter Honey Publications Ltd. 2001 ISBN 1 902899 15 6
Essential Managers: Marketing Effectively
by Moi Ali, Ed Dorling Kindersley 2001 ISBN 0751312134
Managing across Cultures
by Susan C. Schneider and Jean-Louis Barsoux, Ed Prentice Hall 2003 ISBN 027364663X
The John Adair Handbook of Management and Leadership
by Neil Thomas, Ed Thorogood 2004 ISBN 1854182048
Writing Bids and Funding Applications
by Jane Dorner, Ed Oxford 2004 ISBN 0198606753
Leadership and the One Minute Manager
by Ken Blanchard, Ed HarperCollins 2004 ISBN 0007103417
Manager's book of checklists

by Derek Rowntree, Ed Prentice Hall 2000 ISBN 0273644874
Making Teams Work
by Michael Maginn, Ed McGraw Hill 2004 ISBN 0071435301
Coaching Across Cultures
by Philippe Rosinski, Ed NB Publishing 2003 ISBN 1857223012
Understanding Organizations
by Charles Handy, Ed Penguin 1999 ISBN 0140156038
Making it Happen, Reflections on Leadership

by John Harvey-Jones, Ed Profile Books Ltd 2003 ISBN 1861976917
Retaining Staff, Teach Yourself series
Ed Hodder & Stoughton 2004 ISBN 0340799900
Who Moved my Cheese
by Dr Spencer Johnson, Ed Vermilion 2002 ISBN 0091816971
Performance Management, Teach Yourself series
Ed Hodder & Stoughton 2003 ISBN 34087614X
Recognising Performance
by Michael Rose, Ed CIPD 2001 ISBN 0852929218
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people
by Stephen R. Covey, Ed Simon & Schuster 1989 ISBN 0684858398
Getting Started in Project Management

by Paula Martin & Karen Tate, Ed John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2001 ISBN 0471135038
Writing Job Descriptions
by Alan Fowler, Ed Management Shapers 2000 ISBN 0852928661
Internet and E-mail Use and Abuse
by Clare Hogg Ed CIPD, Good Practice 2000, ISBN 0 85292 881 5
Race Equality in Further Education Colleges: Attracting people who want to get in
Ed Commission for Black Staff in Further Education 2003 ISBN 0 9535092 4 9
Race Equality in Further Education Colleges: Keeping people who want to stay
Ed Commission for Black Staff in Further Education 2003 ISBN 0 9535092 7 3
Race Equality in Further Education Colleges: Training People who need to know
Ed Commission for Black Staff in Further Education 2003 ISBN 0 9535092 8 1
Students with Disabilities - guide to SOAS
Dyslexia - Z to A
SOAS Student's Union
Employing DISABLED PEOPLE in higher education - Guidance
Ed Equality Challenge Unit 2004
Dyslexia / IT Presentation - Handouts

Administrative & Frontline Development

Taking Minutes of Meeting
by Joanna Gutmann, Ed Kogan Page 2004 ISBN 074943564 X
Typing, Teach Yourself series
Ed Pitman Publishing 2003 ISBN 0340859504
The Concise Guide to Telephone Tactics
by Graham Roberts-Phelps, Ed Thorogood 2004 ISBN 1854182781

Orientation/ Induction 

SOAS Since the Sixties
by David Arnold and Christopher Shackle, Ed. SOAS 2003, ISBN 0 72860 353 5
The Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (Volume 65, Part 2)
Ed. Cambridge University Press 1992
The China Quarterly - September 2002
Ed SOAS 2002.
The London Bible: a guide to living and working in London
by Katya Holloway et all, Ed Summersdale 2002, ISBN 1840242361
Living and Working in London
by Joe Laredo, Ed Survival Books 2004 ISBN 901130428
Living and Working in the Far East
by Graeme Chesters Ed Survival Books 2004 ISBN 1901130975
Living and Working in Britain
by David Hampshire Ed Survival Books 2004 ISBN 1901130223

Personal Development 


Assertiveness at Work
by Ken Back and Kate Back with Terry Bates, Ed McGraw-Hill Book Company 1992 ISBN 0 07 707378 9
Break-through Rapid Reading
by Peter Kump, Ed Prentice Hall Press 1999 ISBN 0 7352 0019 x
Counselling in the Workplace
by Jenny Summerfield and Lyn Van Oudtshoorn, Ed Institute of Personnel and Development 1999 ISBN 0 85292 580 8
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work
by Richard Carlson, Ed Hodder & Stoughton 1998 ISBN 0 340 74873 7
Employee Development

by Rosemary Harrison, Ed Institute of Personal Management 1993 ISBN 0 85292 487 9
How to become a more effective Learner
by Peter Honey, Ed Peter Honey Publications Ltd. 2003 ISBN 1 902899 20 2
Learning Log
by Peter Honey, Ed Peter Honey Publications Ltd. 2000 ISBN 1 902899 11 3
Listening Skills
by Ian Mackay, Ed Institute of Personal Development, Management Sharpers 1998 ISBN 0 85292 754 1
Make it happen
by Kathryn M Redway, 2003
Managing your time
by Iain Maitland, Ed Institute of Personal Development, Management Sharpers 1999 ISBN 0 85292 775 4
Mentoring: A guide to the Basics
by Gordon F Shea, Ed Kogan Page 1992 ISBN 0 7494 0881 2
Navigator, Men's Development Handbook
by James Traeger, Liz Willis, Jenny Daisley, Ed Hawthorn Press 2002 ISBN 1 869890 80 9
Personal Development Plans
by Peter Honey, Ed Peter Honey Publications Ltd. 2001 ISBN 1 902899 16 4
Personal Effectiveness
by Alexander Murdock & Carol N Scutt, Ed Butterworth Heinemann 1993
Springboard, Women's Development Handbook
by Liz Willis, Jenny Daisley, Ed Hawthorn Press 2002 ISBN 1 869890 10 8
The Learning Styles Helper's Guide
by Peter Honey and Alan Mumford, Ed Peter Honey Publications Ltd. ISBN 1 902899 10 5
The Learning Styles Questionnaire
by Peter Honey and Alan Mumford, Ed Peter Honey Publications Ltd. 2000 ISBN 1 902899 07 5
Improve your people skills
by Peter Honey, Ed CIPD 2002 ISBN 085292903 X
Feel the fear and do it anyway
by Susan Jeffers, Ed Arrow Books 1991 ISBN 0099741008
Great answers to Tough Interview Questions
by Martin John Yate, Ed Kogan Page 2001 ISBN 0749435526
Successful Presentation Skills
by Andrew Bradbury, Ed Kogan Page 2003 ISBN 0749432594
Steps to Success: Tackle office nightmares
by Business The Ultimate Resource, Ed Bloomsbury 2004 ISBN 0747572070
Perfect Assertiveness
by Jan Ferguson, Ed Random House Business Books 2003 ISBN 1844131548
Mind Maps in a Week
by Steve Morris and Jane Smith, Ed Hodder & Stoughton Educational 2002 ISBN 0340849525
Time Management in a Week
by Declan Traeacy, Ed Hodder & Stoughton Educational 2002 ISBN 0340858338
How to cope with difficult people
by Alan Houel, Ed Press Sheldon 1994 ISBN 0859696820
Stress at Work
by Mary Hartley, Ed Press Sheldon 2003 ISBN 0859698580
Writing a Report
by John Bowden, Ed How to Books 2004 ISBN 185703922X
Instant Stress Management
by Brian Clegg, Ed Kogan Page 2000 ISBN 0749431164
The Ultimate Career Success Workbook
by Rob Yeung, Ed Kogan Page 2003 ISBN 0749438290

Health and Safety 

First Aid Manual
Ed Dorling Kindersley 2002, ISBN 0 7513 3704 8
Pregnant Workers - Guide
Ed Health and Safety Executive Books, ISBN 0717626148

Learn while you lunch 


Dark Star Safari
by Paul Theroux, Ed Penguin Books 2002 ISBN 0140281118
The Bookseller of Kabul
by Asne Seierstad, Ed Virago 2004 ISBN 1844080471
White Mughals
by William Dalrymple, Ed HarperCollins 2002 ISBN 0006550967
Wild Swans
by Jung Chang, Ed Harper Perennial 2003 ISBN 0007176155
The Zanzibar Chest
by Aidan Hartley, Ed Harper Perennial 2003 ISBN 0006531210
Major Religions, An introduction with texts
by T. Patrick Burke, Ed Blackwell 2004 ISBN 140511049X
Oceans of the Heart: A Celebration of Music from Asia and Africa
SOAS 1998