Human Resources Division
Equality & Diversity Online Training
The Equality and Diversity section offers two online learning modules available to all staff.
The words equality and diversity are often used but what do they actually mean? Equality focuses on the law and people's rights, and diversity looks at how we can accept and celebrate our differences. Equality laws exist to identify, tackle and eradicate these, to help us improve our workplace cultures and behaviours. This can often be quite a challenge, so the first step is to increase our knowledge, understanding and skills in this area.
Equal Opportunities and Diversity Essentials
This module is an introduction to what equality and diversity means individually, personally or professionally. It provides knowledge on basic principles and concepts, relevant legislation and the University's policies and procedures. After completing the Equality and Diversity online learning module you will be able to understand the principles behind equality and diversity legislation, including the new Equality Act 2010, and the implications of breaching it. It also considers a range of ways in which individuals can help break down barriers to equality and provides useful information about what to do if you feel you are being discriminated against or treated unfairly at the University.
This module will be of particular interest to those in a managerial or supervisory role. It explores how managers and supervisors can comply with legislation and manage diverse teams effectively. It highlights managers' key responsibilities and develops knowledge and understanding through the use of real life scenarios.
Want to update your Equality and Diversity knowledge? Want to know more about the Equality Act?
If you have already completed the E&D Essentials online training module then the new Equality Act Briefing is ideal for you. This gives a quick overview of the new Equality Act 2010 and is perfect for those who have completed the previous E&D online training but would like an understanding of what the new Equality Act says and what it means in practice.
You will find the new course available when you log in to the E&D training modules.
How to use these courses
You will need a Raven password to access these courses.
The Essentials course will take just over an hour to complete. The Managing Diversity course normally takes less than an hour to finish.
The courses do not have to be completed in one session. You are able to leave the module and then return to the same point, so it is not necessary to complete it all at one time.
A learner record will be held for each University staff member. This record will include details of when modules are started, completed and passing grades. In line with the Data Protection Act 1998 this information will be used solely to produce statistical reports to monitor staff uptake and completion which will be made available only to Heads of Institutions.