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This online course is strongly recommended for all University staff. It introduces you to what equality and diversity mean and why they are important both to the University and to you as an individual. It provides an overview of the legislation, your rights and responsibilities, and guidelines for ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in your work.

You will need your single sign on credentials to access the training.

Link to online course: Equality and Diversity Briefing

Estimated duration time: 1 hour

Implicit bias in the workplace: online course

This online course introduces the topic of implicit bias and its origins, considers how it might manifest itself in our behaviour, and provides practical tips and reflections to help you reduce the risk of bias in your own work.

You will need your single sign on credentials to access the training - Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Estimated course duration - 30mins


    Online resource: Tackling race bias at work

    There is considerable evidence that racial bias and discrimination continue to impact negatively on the working lives of people from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background across the UK. Developed in partnership with Professor Binna Kandola, Senior Partner and co-founder of leading business psychology consultancy Pearn Kandola, this course takes a bold look at the nature of ‘modern racism’ and its influence in the workplace. It will offer staff the opportunity to better understand racism in the workplace and make key changes to tackle racism and race bias. 

    You will need your single sign on credentials to access the training - Tackling Race bias at work

    LGBT+ Role Models Workshop and Role Model mentoring

    This workshop provides LGBT+ staff an opportunity, in a safe and supportive space, to explore what it means to be an LGBT+ role model, to identify potential barriers and ways to overcome them. Further mentoring training is available to those who have attended the Role Model workshop.  If you are interested in receiving informal mentoring from a Role Model please click on the below link and scroll through the profiles to find which Role Models offer mentoring. 

    Meet our LGBT+ Role Models  

    To attend a Role Model Workshop please email:

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    Challenging Behaviour: Dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace

    An online training course designed to give you a better understanding of:

    • The legal and moral responsibilities of all staff
    • The knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully as part of a diverse team
    • Why certain behaviours are inappropriate
    • The damage caused by bullying and harassment
    • How to respond to inappropriate behaviour
    • The tools to recognise and put a stop to bullying and harassment

    Using your single sign-on credentials, download the course.

    Estimated duration: 1 hour

    Little things matter: The Impact of micro-behaviours in the workplace

    Three short videos that explore micro-behaviours and micro-inequities and the important part they play in our working relationships, and in addressing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    Using your single sign-on credentials, view the videos.

    Responsible Bystander 

    Bystander intervention is a vital component in tackling bullying and harassment, as we all have a part to play in creating our workplace culture.  Through our everyday interactions we are challenging or enforcing social norms, we are leading by example and role modelling behaviour.   The Responsible Bystander workshop aims to empower you with the confidence and tools to challenges problematic behaviour in a safe, respectful and productive way before it escalates to bullying and harassment.  

    If you would like to organise this training for your department or faculty, please contact

    Harassment Advisor Training

    The following training is offered to Harassment Advisors:

    • Induction (refresher) training - Required 
    • Monthly, term time Talk and Support: An hour dedicated to subjects relevant to your role. Past talks have been delivered by the Proctors Office, the Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service, HR, Security Services, we have also had talks on Race Awareness, Mental Health awareness, Listening skills and Assertiveness skills.  The sessions provide an opportunity learn, ask questions and talk with other Harassment Advisors. 

    A termly training schedule is emailed to Advisors, if you would like to become an Advisor email:

    This online course provided by central HR is for chairs and members of recruitment panels.  The course covers the role of Chair, the legal framework and the recruitment procedure. There are no tests, but you will be asked in some places to reflect on how you would respond in certain situations.

    Link to Recruitment and Selection Course

    The UK has one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse workforces in Europe and our workplaces are increasingly likely to be a mosaic of races, religions, lifestyles and cultures. Being aware and respectful of other cultures is an essential part of living and working in the UK today.

    Our cultural background exerts a powerful influence on how we interpret and interact with the world around us. As well as influencing our own behaviour, it also dictates how we interpret the behaviour of other people.

    Problems can arise when we use the rules of our own culture to interpret the behaviour of people from another, and can lead us to the wrong conclusions. This course looks at the problems caused by cultural stereotyping and misunderstandings, the benefits of diversity and the importance of treating everyone with respect.

    You will need your single sign on credentials to access the training: Cultural awareness in the workplace

    Estimated duration - 15 - 30 mins