Equality & Inclusion: an introduction for all colleagues

A new module has been launched to help ensure we all play our part in being a diverse, supportive and inclusive place to work.

Our new online, interactive module, An Introduction to Equality & Inclusion, aims to give all University colleagues the same introductory grounding in key principles of equality, inclusion and diversity.

The module covers the type of behaviours that are expected of all members of our university community, information about equality law, and ways in which we support and promote equality and inclusion at Leeds. It also explains the potential impact of unconscious bias and ways that we can mitigate against it. 

Jointly produced by the Equality Policy Unit, Organisational Development & Professional Learning (OD&PL) and the Digital Education Service, the module incorporates input and feedback from a wide range of colleagues across the University. It is designed to be accessible and informative and can be completed in around 30 minutes, or partially completed and saved for later completion, if this approach proves easier for you.

The University is committed to being a diverse, supportive and inclusive place to work, and this module will help ensure we all play our part in helping to achieve this. To underline our commitment to this objective, completion of the module during 2018 is mandatory for all colleagues. Those new to the University will be asked to complete it within three months of joining us. 

At the end of the module, we ask colleagues to update their equality information. It is vital that we have high quality data to better understand our employee and student diversity profile and to take appropriate action to improve equality, diversity and inclusivity for all our staff and students.

If you have any queries, please email equality@leeds.ac.uk.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the module.

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