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 unlawful discrimination, 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.

NEW Equality and Diversity Essentials

2013/14 sees the launch of an updated E&D Essentials online module.  The new course has been designed to reflect the needs of the University.  It covers:

  • the main principles of equality and diversity and legislation;
  • how equality and diversity impacts on the University and members of the University community; and,
  • outlines the key initiatives and resources available to University members.  

There is an assessment at the end of the module which allows users to assess their knowledge. 

Managing Diversity

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.

If you are interested in furthering your knowledge of Equality and Diversity, the E&D Section has a calendar of lectures, talks and consultations that are run termly.  Click here to find out about upcoming events.

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 a single 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.

Data

A learner record will be held for each University staff member. This record will include details of when modules are started and completed, along with passing grades. In line with the Data Protection Act 1998 this information will be used solely to produce statistical reports in order to monitor staff uptake and completion.  It will be made available to Heads of Institutions or Departmental Administrators acting under instruction.