Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Staff Development

All staff

Fire Safety Plus Interactive Course - Mandatory

Fire Safety Plus Interactive Course - Mandatory

This is an online course which ALL University staff are required to complete and take 20 minutes.

This course is offered by Cardinus.


Information Security

This one hour, online module provides staff with an overview of the key issues concerning data protection and how information can be managed both effectively and securely.

The data and information held by the University and employees underpin our key activities of research, teaching, enterprise and supporting services. The Freedom of Information act (2000) and Data Protection Act (1998) place duties on the University and it's employees regarding the handling and storage of this data. For the University to be legally compliant, and to protect the sensitive data of our students, colleagues and partners, it must be managed and stored securely.

The training is mandatory for all staff and can be accessed by logging into LEARN and searching for Information Security via the 'Navigation' tab. Alternatively, please follow the direct link: http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=10921

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) User Training 

It is important that each member of staff completes an online self-assessment to help ensure you avoid or reduce health problems arising from computer use.

New system: PACE by Cardinus. To find out who your local DSE assessor is, a list of assessors can be found at: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/health-safety/departmental-contacts/dsa/

Respecting Diversity
mandatory for all staff

This half day interactive course - or an equivalent bespoke one run by Staff Development through your School/department/service/team - is mandatory for all members of staff who must attend within the first 6 months of their probation period.

It may be used as a refresher for existing staff: for those staff that have not attended any equality and diversity sessions especially since 1st Oct 2010, when the new legislation came into force.

This session arises out of the University’s commitment to equality and diversity as outlined in its 2016 strategy and out of a desire to respond to recent changes in legislation.
By the end of the session, participants will have:

Note: For staff with zero hours contracts, those that work less than 13 hours a week and have worked at the University for at least 8 weeks they may instead complete the online course - Diversity in the Workplace (see link below).

Diversity in the Workplace

This short online refresher course on equality and diversity is recommended for all staff, especially for staff who have not been on an equality & diversity course in the last two years or more.
Staff talking about their experience of using the online course: Helen Rampley Clip length: approximately 3 mins.

Bullying and Harassment

It is recommended that new staff complete this short online course during their probation period or a least in their first twelve months of employment at the University.
The course highlights the behaviour expected from all staff. You will be able to, understand what is meant by bullying and harassment, the effects it can have on people and the benefits of recognising and eliminating bullying & harassment in the workplace. You will also be able to recognise your role is preventing bullying & harassment and understand what can be done if someone is being bullied.

Bribery Act 2010 Briefing

A mandatory 30 minute online briefing for all staff associated with Loughborough University, to enable everyone to apply the principles of the Bribery Act 2010.
Organisations in the UK face a new exposure to criminal liability for failing to prevent bribery. This can include liability for the unauthorised actions of their employees, subsidiaries and agents.
It is University policy to comply with all applicable anti-bribery laws. Bribery or any form of corruption by a member of staff of the University may be considered gross misconduct and the member of staff may face dismissal. It's therefore important that we understand the basics of the Act to avoid unnecessary difficulties.


Contact us

Tel: 01509 222381