Staff Training

The Governance and Compliance Office runs training sessions through the academic year, each a standalone training session of approximately 1.5 hours, repeated as often as possible to allow for maximum possible attendance. Spaces are limited, so reservations are required.

The training is usually held in Cledwyn 3, Main Arts Basement Level, Bangor, although training is scheduled throughout the year for the Wrexham campus also. For consistency, and timetabling purposes, it is preferred if staff can try to attend the advertised sessions, however departmental-specific training may be offered in some instances.Welsh training sessions can also be offered.

A Guide to Prevent Duty

This training raises awareness amongst staff of the Counter-terrorism and Security Act 2015 and the Prevent Duty.

Data Protection

The sessions introduce staff to their responsibilities in collecting, managing, and disposing of personal and sensitive data, and the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Introduction to Safeguarding

This briefing is for staff whose work brings them into contact with vulnerable adults and / or children. It covers the legislative landscape for this area, and will offer guidance on the rights of vulnerable individuals and the responsibilities of staff, as well as the procedures to be followed in the event of disclosures made by vulnerable people (both of current and historic incidents).

Student Complaints Procedure

This training provides information for staff whose work may include the receipt or handling of a complaint from a student. The briefing covers the procedure, rights of students, responding to a complaint, informal resolution, formal resolution, appeals and independent adjudication.

Document Awareness Workshop

North Wales Police run the workshop on the theme "Do you know who you are recruiting / employing?". The workshop is supported by the National Document Fraud Unit, and is relevant for any member of staff who check documents for the purposes of identity,  compliance or DBS checks. The aim of the workshop is to increase staff knowledge of identity documents and the potential for their abuse. The workshop includes the chance to examine counterfeit and genuine identity documents to gain a better understanding of the security features used and how to spot a fake.  

Immigration Briefing

Visa and immigration rules, applicable to international students, are constantly changing. This course will explain how to support international students, and why certain University procedures are necessary. The course will explain how immigration rules impact students and staff. One such practical aspect is to ensure that the University and international students meet UKVI legal obligations and responsibilities. This course will highlight the challenges and provide advice on the support available, in addition to the visa requirements placed on students, staff’s reporting responsibilities, and the University’s obligations to the UKVI.

Benefits of Attending

  • Have an overview of the make-up of the international student body.
  • Gain an overview of UKVI rules and requirements for both the student and the University.
  • Gain an understanding of staffs’ obligations in terms of reporting and visa/immigration responsibilities.
  • Know who to refer your student to, and where to access further information.


For more information about upcoming dates, and to reserve a space on a training session, please contact Jenny Amphaeris in the Governance and Compliance Office: