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Training, Guidance, and Resources

Learn more about ED&I using the training, guidance, and resources links below (or scroll to see more detail):

It is important to refresh your ED&I training and knowledge every few years, as legislation, terminology, and best practice progress regularly.

If you'd like to learn more about ED&I and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.

 

Training

ED&I Induction

We hold termly induction sessions for all new staff to hear about the work we do, an overview of ED&I initiatives, and how you can embed this into your role. The session is suitable for all staff at all levels, and is an opportunity for new staff to meet others from across the institution.

Find more information, and registration, on the ED&I Induction webpage.

 

ED&I in the HE Workplace E-Learning Module

This module is designed to assist staff in carrying out their roles within the University and understanding the relevant legislation in this field. By the end of the session you will have an understanding of key equality legislation and how to approach equality issues in the workplace.

Access the ED&I in the HE Workplace E-Learning Module on the Organisational Development webpages.

We recommend that you revisit this training every 3 years to refresh your knowledge.

 

Unconscious Bias

The term unconscious bias refers to the way in which the brain routinely and rapidly sorts people into different groups, bypassing normal rational and logical thinking. The information in this Moodle is designed to support the understanding and counteraction of such biases.

Learn more by completing the Unconscious Bias Moodles.

 

Frontline Staff ED&I Training

Frontline staff are the face of your department. It is vital that they are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to provide inclusive services in relation to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Find more information, and registration, on the Frontline Staff ED&I Training webpage.

 

Recruitment and Selection E-Learning Module

The module is a mandatory requirement for all staff involved in recruitment and selection at the University, particularly those who have a leadership or management role in recruitment and selection i.e. interview panel chairs and panel members. By the end of the session you will have an understanding of key equality legislation and how to approach equality issues in the recruitment and selection.

Access the Recruitment and Selection E-Learning Module on the Organisational Development webpages.

We recommend that you revisit this training every 3 years to refresh your knowledge.

 

Working Effectively with the Equality Act Module

This course looks at the key provisions of the Equality Act and how organisations can use their legal obligations as a springboard to create truly inclusive working environments, enable staff to achieve their potential and to deliver excellent service to colleagues and students.

Learn more by completing the Working Effectively with the Equality Act Module.

 

Disability Awareness

In-Person Disability Awareness Training

This session is fast-paced, fun, and only 3 hours. This course is designed to remove some of the many misconceptions that people have surrounding disability, and give delegates communication tools, leading techniques (the best and most common ways to lead a blind person), and the confidence to deal with disabled people in the right way.

Find more information, and registration, for the Disability Awareness training on the Organisational Development webpages.

Disability Awareness Moodles

We have developed three guidance documents on disability to support staff, line managers, and prospective employees. Find the Disability Guidance below.

 

Mental Health Awareness

This course is open to all staff, in particular those who work with students. You will learn about some of the factors which lead to the development of mental health difficulties, how to respond appropriately to individuals who are exhibiting signs of distress and also what you can do to improve your own mental health.

Find more information, and registration, for the Mental Health Awareness training on the Organisational Development webpages.

There are also a range of videos on Mental Health Awareness on our Video Resources webpage.

 

Online Learning

The page from Organisational Development includes a range of short e-learning courses, online training videos, downloadable PDFs, and external links for free online learning.

Find the list on the Organisational Development Online Learning webpage.

 

Guidance

Trans Awareness Guide

The information in this guide aims to increase understanding and awareness of trans-related topics and issues, so we can better support all of our colleagues and students.

Read the Trans Awareness Guide here .

You can also learn more about trans issues in the Trans Awareness Module and Trans-friendly Workplace Module, provided by Organisational Development.

 

Safe Overseas Travel Guidance for Staff with Protected Characteristics

This guide aims to make staff aware of potential risks they could encounter when travelling abroad on behalf of the University due to identifying with one or more protected characteristics.

Find more information, and download the guide, on the Safe Overseas Travel Guidance for Staff with Protected Characteristics webpage.

 

Disability Framework

The Disability Framework is a guide on implementing workplace adjustments (also called reasonable adjustments). The guide has been produced to assist managers in supporting employees who declare a disability/illness and may require some adjustments to their working location or pattern.

Find more information in the Disability Framework .

 

Disability Guidance

We have developed three guidance documents on disability to support staff, line managers, and prospective employees:

 

How to Complete an Equality Impact Assessment

The purpose of this guide is to provide step-by-step information on completing an Equality Screening Form and a full Equality Impact Assessment (EIA). You can find more information on the EIA webpage.

Follow the step-by-step guide on How to Complete an Equality Impact Assessment .

 

Carer Guidelines

The University recognises that many of our employees will take on some form of caring responsibilities at some point in their lives. This guidance document outlines the support available to employees with caring responsibilities, to assist them in achieving a sufficient balance between their work and caring commitments.

Find more information in the Carer Guidelines .

 

HIV Support and Guidelines

The University is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and students to protect and promote the health and wellbeing, enabling everyone to be their absolute self during work and study. We aim to provide a fair and supportive working environment that is free from discrimination and prejudice for employees living with HIV. The University accepts that it has a role and responsibility to raise awareness, provide information and advice on HIV or AIDS. To learn more about the University;'s commitment, you can visit the Positive Allies webpage..

Find more information in the HIV Guidelines .

 

Resources

Video Resources

A range of video resources are available to support colleagues at Warwick in understanding and engaging with key ED&I issues, including workplace wellbeing, respect at Warwick, showcasing diversity, and mental health awareness.

Watch all of our videos on the Video Resources webpage.

 

Protected and Personal Characteristic Factsheets

These short documents have been created to give a snapshot of support, initiatives, and guidance in place for supporting staff with protected and personal characteristics.

Download the Factsheets on Protected and Personal Characteristics.

 

Warwick Counts

Inspired by Advance HE's Know Your Numbers report, this booklet contains infographics presenting a snapshot of Warwick's staff and student data.

Request a copy of the Warwick Counts booklet or download a copy of the Warwick Counts booklet .

 

Black History Month Reading List

To promote and celebrate Black history, we've created a list of blogs, books, quotes, podcasts, and videos that we hope will get you thinking, help you learn more, and start conversations. Almost all of the items listed are freely available online or from Warwick’s library (where this is not the case, this has been indicated).

Find the full reading list on the Black History Month webpage.

 

Anti-Racism Resources

On this page you'll find a list of resources and readings on anti-racism, all of which are freely available online and/or through the Warwick Library.

Find the full resource list on the Anti-Racism Resources webpage.

 

Workplace Wellbeing Resources (Thrive at Work Commitment)

The University is currently working towards the Thrive at Work Commitment, a benchmarking exercise to reward employers for improving the health and wellbeing offer to their employees. Our Thrive at Work webpage provides links to sources of information and support relevant to each of the key areas covered by the Commitment (enablers of health, mental health, musculoskeletal health, lifestyles, and external risks to health).

Find sources of information and support for wellbeing on the Thrive at Work Commitment webpage.

 

ED&I Newsletter

Once a month we produce an email newsletter to brief colleagues on ED&I issues, news, and events.

Keep up to date with what we're up to by signing up to receive the ED&I newsletter.

 

ED&I Network

All staff are welcome to attend the ED&I Network where they can receive updates on forthcoming events, new/existing resources that are available, what ED&I projects are being undertaken, and any other relevant topics.

Find more information, including upcoming meeting dates, on the ED&I Network webpage.

You may also be interested in:

Data and Reports

Dignity at Warwick

Staff Networks

Events

Initiatives

Disability Framework (workplace adjustments)

External links

You can find more ED&I related training, guidance, and resources using the links below:

Organisational Development

Queer History Reading Group - Resources

Advance HE - Aurora (leadership development initiative for women and those who identify as women)

Sprint Programme (personal development programme for female students)

LGBTUA+ Terminology

Employers for Carers (providing resources for employers, line managers, and essential guides for working carers).

HIV and AIDS Awareness Training - on completion please send your certificate to Claire Algar, ED&I Officer at c dot algar at warwick dot ac dot uk

Black Lives Matter: A Reading List (developed by the Library and Department of History)

Business Disability Forum - Knowledge Hub

Business Disability Forum - Inclusive Communications Toolkit

School of Law Black History Month Reading List