Equality and Diversity Training

Welcome to the equality and diversity training and development pages which oultine information about equality and diversity training for staff.

Why is equality and diversity training important?
Bangor University aims to provide an environment which respects and values the positive contribution of all its members, so enabling them to achieve their full potential and to gain benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the University. To achieve this aim, staff training in the area of equality and diversity has been identified as a key objective for the University.

Similar to other public bodies and HE institutions, the University is committed and indeed has a legal obligation to ensure that every member of staff undertakes equality and diversity training that is appropriate to their role within the University.

The training available in this area includes:

Equality E-learning Package
The online e-learning package is available for all staff and covers all areas of equality legislation, University policy and best practice. This is a self study module that can be completed at the learners own pace to fit in with work demands.  This package can be made available following a request from a Department or College.

Equality Training for Managers
This is a mandatory course for all staff who manage others.  The workshop encourages managers to consider the practical application of the University’s Equality and Diversity Policy within Colleges and Departments and ensures that managers not only understand their roles and responsibilities within the context of equality legislation but also how to promote equality and diversity in the workplace.

Customised Equality and Diversity Training for Colleges and Departments
The Staff Development Team offer customised workshops for teams within the Colleges and Departments on all the equality strands.   Although all workshops will cover some generic equality issues there is an opportunity to tailor the training to suit the particular situation of a team and link it to other areas of activity  e.g. customer service and working with international students.

Contact hyfforddi@bangor.ac.uk. or extention 8414 for more information and to book a place.

Disability Training and Briefings

The Disability Service offers tailored development sessions for all staff at the University. Sessions explore issues and barriers faced by disabled students and strategies to provide an inclusive learning experience. Sessions can focus on a specific disability or condition, including:

  • Asperger’s syndrome and related conditions
  • Visual impairment
  • Deaf awareness
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Dyslexia, dyspraxia, attentional difficulties (delivered by the Dyslexia Student Service)
  • Sessions are also offered in: Bangor’s support systems for disabled students; selection and admission of disabled students and accessible placements and field trips.

Please contact disabilityservice@bangor.ac.uk or extension 2032 for more information.

Mental Health Advice

The Counselling Service and Mental Health Adviser can offer training and support to relevant staff to develop their understanding of mental health issues and their responses to students  Contact studentservices@bangor.ac.uk or extension 2024 for more information.

Academic Development Unit

The Academic Development Unit (as part of the PGCertHE) includes an Inclusivity Induction where participants discuss how their proposed teaching interventions need to address an inclusive teaching environment.  More information can be found on the following website:  www.bangor.ac.uk/adu

International Student Welfare Office

The University has a designated welfare adviser for international students, based at the Student Services Centre, Students Union Building, Deiniol Road.   The Adviser provides support and advice to students and their families on a range of issues, including:
• Immigration and visas (renewing visas, travel, work visas)
• Work regulations and opportunities
• Health care
• Financial matters
• General advice on living in a new country
• Networking and integration

Contact internationalwelfare@bangor.ac.uk or extension 8430 for further information or go to: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/support/