Equality and Diversity

Online e-Learning courses

You can now access all on-line training packages managed by the Office of the University Secretary  through one login using your BUCS username and password.

Diversity in the workplace
Unconscious Bias
Bribery - anti-bribery package

On-line training package launched to enhance and promote excellence and diversity

  • Do you think the University should ensure it attracts and retains the best staff and students regardless of race, gender, disability or any other difference?
  • Do you know the difference between positive action and positive discrimination?
  • Are you open to being challenged in a non-threatening way?
  • How can we overcome our unconscious bias to improve decision making, professional relationships, and thereby create a more open, inclusive and effective organisation?

Information about the courses

These are just some of the issues raised in the on-line training packages aimed at staff.

  1. Diversity in the workplace is written in an accessible and engaging form and enables staff to learn about the issues without taking too much time out of their busy schedules.
  2. Unconscious Bias e-learning course helps us to understand the implications of the natural biases we all hold.  It facilitates learning in how implicit associations can and do impact on individual and group attitudes, behaviours and decision-making processes in organisations. With unconscious bias, the focus is no longer only about supporting under-represented groups but instead on creating more inclusive cultures where difference is explored and an understanding that it’s time for change.
  3. Equality Analysis is linked to legal obligations to ensure that we assess the impact of our practices and procedures including looking at all relevant policies.

Using examples and interactive exercises the courses take a straightforward look at important current issues in diversity or financial management.  Each course should only take about 15 minutes.

  • Mark Humphriss, Chair of the Equality & Diversity Committee, said: “We recognise that most people do not have time to do longer scheduled courses.
  • “So the University has been working with Marshall ACM to devise each course to ensure that they are relevant and meet our exacting standards.
  • “The courses are suitable for academic and professional services staff, and the courses have been marketed to other universities as more appropriate resources than many of the dry and legalistic packages that are currently available.”

Staff who complete the on-line courses successfully will be able to record this as evidence of professional development recommended by the University in their SDPR. Each package creates a certificate of completion at the end which can be printed out and retained.

Please note: The University will not be tracking individual scores to any part of the modules but will provide information to senior management on who has successfully completed the training.

The University is committed through its Statement of Equality Objectives and Athena SWAN work to ensure that as many staff as possible (and any students who wish) take the equality and diversity modules. Some universities have actually made them compulsory for all staff.

You can access the course on-line. Any queries regarding the e-learning courses should be directed to marshalls-support@bath.ac.uk