Current Students and Staff

// University News

29 Feb 2016

Mandatory online training to be completed this week

There is just one week left for staff to complete the new mandatory training on the safe management and storage of data. All staff, except those in the Operational Services job family, should have completed it by Friday 4 March 2016. The online module can be accessed by logging onto LEARN.

The data and information held by the University and its employees underpin our key activities of research, teaching, enterprise and supporting services. 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 new online training ensures that staff are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities if handling information. It will also complement the launch of a new suite of Information Security policies which provide a detailed framework for this area. 

The training module takes approximately one hour to complete and will provide you with an overview of the key issues concerning data protection and how information can be managed both effectively and securely. The module is not intended to be exhaustive and it may be that you work in an area that requires more bespoke training and guidance (if you believe this to be the case please contact

In order to complete the module, you will need to score 60% or above. The module does allow for unlimited retakes, so there will be opportunities to re-sit the test if this is necessary and multiple re-sits will not be viewed negatively if they are required, although it is important that the test is passed by the date above. If you have any concerns about the test you should speak to your manager in the first instance.

If you have any questions or issues you would like to raise in connection with this area please contact Alternatively, please visit for further information on the current Data Protection and Information Governance policies.