Equality Training and Development Activities for Staff

New Staff

Making The Difference: an Introduction to Equality

This compulsory session forms part of our Induction programme for new staff. All new staff are expected to attend a session within six months of starting at the University. Sessions are run at the Stoke and Stafford campuses throughout the year. 

The session covers general aspects of equality, diversity, stereotyping and behaviour at work, as well as the protected equality characteristics covered by current legislation - age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.  The session is very informal and activity based.

Participant comments include:

"Great workshop, thank you!"; "Fantastic resources for event.  Dyslexia friendly resources.";"Interesting, enjoyable - lots to make me think" ;"All aspects of the session very good - very informal and relaxed"; "Range of teaching methods was great." "Would recommend session to all."

New members of staff will automatically be invited to attend, but if you have any queries please contact Gill Grainger or telephone 01785 353391. 

Other Training Opportunities

  • For more information on equality and diversity in the curriculum and inclusive practice for learning, teaching and assessment visit Inclusive Curriculum.

  • Some faculties, schools and services run more specialist sessions on different aspects of disability particularly in relation to students. Contact your Disability Co-Ordinator or the Student Enabling Centre for details.

  • Visit the Manager's Toolkit on our webpages for more help in managing inclusively.

For further information on training in equality, diversity and inclusion please contact Human Resources.