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Essential training

This section provides quick access to any essential training courses delivered either in the classroom or online. This training is either required of all staff or staff carrying out specific duties.

 

Online and classroom training

Information handling

  • TBF26: Data protection 
    This course is mandatory for all staff with an active IT account. The course provides staff with an understanding of the Data Protection Act, the principles that underpin it and the responsibilities that staff have to ensure that any person identifying data is handled in accordance with the law.

  • Information handling tool 
    This enabling tool is intended as a resource for all staff who handle information at the University whether in digital or paper format. The tool will help you determine the best means for sharing, storing or deleting/destroying information.

  • TMS84: Protecting Information for staff
    Information is vital to us in our work at the University. Whether we work in administrative, teaching, research or income-generating roles, we are all responsible for protecting the information that we use in our work. This introductory level online course, comprises 7 units plus a self-audit worksheet.

Health and safety

Please check with your line manager as training may be mandatory in your area of work for your role.

  • THS1E: Online health and safety induction (staff)
    This online health and safety course is mandatory for all staff.  It provides a basic introduction to health and safety at the University.
  • PGR-IND001: PGR student health and safety induction module 1 - mandatory
    This course is mandatory for all first-year PGR students.  It covers the fundamentals of health and safety at the University.
  • TPREVENT0517 Prevent online training
    The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from all forms of terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
    Under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (‘the Act’) relevant higher education bodies (RHEBs) must have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is known as the Prevent Duty.
    To assist implementation of the duty in section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, a Prevent e-learning training package is now available. This is introductory training. It provides a foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the roles involved in supporting those at risk.

For further information on non-mandatory health and safety courses, please see the Health and safety area in the Practical skills and knowledge section.

Recruitment, Promotions and PDR

  • CUBIAS17: Unconscious Bias
    Colleagues taking part in an academic promotion committee or a recruitment panel are required to undertake this on-line module. This module will provide colleagues with a greater understanding of unconscious bias and how biases can be formed.

  • Diversity in The Work Place
    Colleagues taking part in an academic promotion committee or a recruitment panel are required to undertake this on-line module. This module aims to provide colleagues with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with equalities legislation; gain an understanding of the broader issues of equality and diversity; to know their responsibilities and rights as a member of staff at the University.

  • Training in Equality and Diversity Issues
    From 1st September 2017 the current face to face 'TMS9 Training in Equality and Diversity Issues' (TEDI) will be replaced by 2 online modules:
    Diversity in The Workplace
    Unconscious Bias
    For those colleagues who have attended TMS9 there is no requirement to undertake the two on-line modules, however we would encourage colleagues to complete the modules as they offer an opportunity for enhancing learning in this important topic. For those colleagues who have already completed the two on-line modules since January 2017 there is no requirement to repeat them. These courses are mandatory for any colleagues that are involved in recruitment at any level.

  • TRS01: Recruiting staff at Manchester to PSS posts
    This course is intended for any staff that are recruiting to PSS posts and is mandatory. The course covers how to recruit effectively, follow University recruitment and selection processes and share good practice.

  • TPDR01 Performance and Development Review training for managers
    This training is essential for any manager who conducts Performance and Development Reviews with their team.

For further information about University recruitment policy and procedures, see Recruiting new staff on the HR website

New Starters

Please follow this link below to find essential reading and documents that you must complete as a new starter at The University of Manchester:

New starters information