Mandatory Training

There are seven mandatory training courses for all University staff:

All of these courses are e-learning courses and are listed below. You will need to be signed in with your University log in details.

Many of these courses require renewal every one to two years. You'll receive an email reminder when it's time to renew each course.


Equality Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to have a diverse community of staff and students at our University and in order to ensure that we enable our members to succeed to their full potential, we want all of our staff to have a baseline knowledge of Equality Diversity & Inclusion.

The course covers our legal requirements and offers an introduction into how ED&I can affect our University. It is mandatory for all staff and PGRs.

ED&I training

Fire Safety

Current Health and Safety Law and the University's Policy and Arrangements and the Fire Safety Policy require that all staff and postgraduate students undertake basic fire awareness training annually.

Fire can present a serious risk to Fundamentally, fire safety is the responsibility of everyone and everyone has a role to play in ensuring that the risks from fire are minimised.

Renewal: annually.

Fire safety training

Protecting Information (Information Security)

Access to key University systems is dependent on the completion of this training requirement.

This course will teach you the basic skills needed to use University information safely and introduces the key concepts of information security.

Our aim is to make the information you need available to you wherever you are and with whatever computing equipment you need to work on, whilst ensuring that the information is protected from harm.

Renewal: annually.

Protecting Information training

Protecting Personal Data (Information Security)

Access to key University systems is dependent on the completion of this training requirement.

The University is responsible for large amounts of personal data, including data about staff, students, research participants and visitors.

Processing personal data is an essential part of University work but we must do it safely.

Renewal: every two years.

Protecting Personal Data training

Cyber Safety

This course will help you protect yourself from cyber attacks and criminals. It is based on recognised security practices and the types of attack we’ve seen at the University.

The first part of the course outlines the threats, bad habits and myths that surround cyber security.

The second part of the course gives practical advice on how you can protect yourself, assess your cyber readiness and signposts you to additional support.

Renewal: annually.

Cyber Safety training

Counter Fraud and Bribery

This course raises awareness of the topic and sets out our responsibilities in protecting the University from the risk of Fraud and Bribery. Insights into spotting the circumstances that can lead to Fraud and Bribery occurring are provided along with instructions on how to report any concerns. The course is titled Counter Fraud and Bribery Mandatory Training.

The course should only take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

Renewal: every two years. It is highly recommended that colleagues who manage finances/assets as part of their role or have specific responsibilities for countering or reporting fraud, retake the course every 12 months.

Counter Fraud and Bribery

Separate e-learning courses are also available from the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) platform on the Criminal Finances Act 2017 and The Bribery Act should you wish to take these in addition to the above. The BUFDG e-learning quick registration process needs to be completed before you take the courses.

Register here

Once registered with BUFDG, you can login to the e-learning platform and select the Criminal Finances 2017 and The Bribery Act courses.

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Supporting our students

This online course provides information about the various support services that are available for students. It will help you to quickly and confidently signpost students to the advice and support they need.

It will take about 30 minutes to complete. On completion, you will receive access to a resource guide of the course information to refer to when needed. 

Renewal: every two years.

Supporting our Students training