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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


Equality & Diversity Online Training

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.

Equality and Diversity Essentials

E&D Essentials online module. This 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.

How to use this course

You will need a Raven password to access these courses.

The Essentials course will take just over an hour to complete.

The course does 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.


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.