Organisational Development

Equality and diversity

Our equality and diversity courses are designed to help front-line staff in their day-to-day duties and promote respect and dignity for all.

See below for our current EDI workshops.

Sussex is committed to advancing equality of opportunity, which is why our Diversity in the Workplace online course is mandatory for all staff. 

Learn more about how the University supports equality and diversity.

We have three current e-learning courses for staff. All can be accessed through your staff LearnUpon account. See our Staff Online Learning page to login.

Diversity in the Workplace (online) - mandatory for all staff 

Duration: 45 minutes

Course outline

This course introduces the University's approach to equality, diversity and inclusion, and encourages the promotion of diversity in everything we do.

Who is it for?

All staff, whatever their role. This course should be completed within the first montth of your start date. 

How to access this online course

Login to LearnUpon to access staff e-learning.

Unconscious Bias (online) - recommended for all staff, mandatory for all staff involved in recruitment, reward and promotions decisions

Duration: 45 minutes

Course outline

Unconscious biases are the views and opinions that we are unaware of. They affect our everyday behaviour and decision making.  Our unconscious biases are influenced by our background, culture and personal experiences.  Our unconscious bias e-learning aims to increase awareness of unconscious bias and its impact on people with protected characteristics, and to reduce discriminatory behaviour and attitudes in the workplace. 

Who is it for?

All staff, whatever their role, and mandatory for all staff involved in recruitment, reward and promotions decisions.

How to access this online course

Login to LearnUpon to access staff e-learning.

Recruitment and Selection (online) - mandatory for all staff who sit on recruitment panels

Duration: 45 minutes

Course outline

It is essential that we find staff who possess the skills and abilities the University of Sussex needs, and that we do so equitably and within the law. This course will provide you with guidance on key aspects of recruitment and selection in higher education, particularly in relation to equality and diversity matters, and the strides you can make to eliminate bias.

Who is it for?

This course is mandatory for all staff who sit on recruitment panels.

How to access this online course

Login to LearnUpon to access staff e-learning.

Contact us

Organisational Development
Human Resources
Sussex House
E od@sussex.ac.uk
T 01273 606755 ext 4806

Resources

Trans-awareness

Resources to help promote trans-inclusivity and awareness

Tips, guidance and downloadable signage from Gendered Intelligence, a charity focussed on gender diversity and inclusivity. 

Guidance and resources for higher education institutions from Advance HE's Equality Challenge Unit.