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EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

 


Equality and Diversity Awareness Training is mandatory for all UEA staff.  

The university aims to create a working environment where everyone is treated with respect and valued. Staff can complete the e-learning Equality and Diversity course ‘Diversity in the Workplace’, or attend the comprehensive face to face ‘Equality and Diversity Awareness’ session. Details are given below:

 
 
 

DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE: E-LEARNING COURSE FOR STAFF 

This course provides a firm foundation in equality and diversity. You can work at your own pace, in one session (approx. 2 hours) or over time in ‘bite size’ chunks. The course links to information about real issues in the form of case studies, articles and video clips illustrating the equality issues explored. Staff must complete and pass the end of course test.

The course is administered by the Equality Office and can be accessed from their training page.

 

 
 
 

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY AWARENESS

Date and time: Tuesday 23 January 2018, 9.30am-1.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01  

Facilitators: Helen Murdoch, Equality Office and Gurpreet Gill, CSED

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


An alternative to the e-learning course above, this interactive face to face session is open to all staff. Through group discussion, case studies and exercises participants explore what equality and diversity means in practice, and how it relates to them whilst employed here. The course covers:

  • An overview of Equality and Diversity legislation
  • The different forms of discrimination, including harassment and bullying
  • The structures and policies supporting Equality and Diversity at UEA
  • The consequences of discriminatory and inappropriate behaviour
  • Identifying and dealing with inappropriate behaviour in the workplace
  • Good practice when dealing with colleagues, students and external contacts.

Additional sessions can be provided for individual Schools, Units, Faculties and other groups. 

Contact Helen Murdoch, equality@uea.ac.uk or Gurpreet Gill, g.gill@uea.ac.uk to discuss your needs.

 

 
 

UNDERSTANDING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

Date and time: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 9.30am-1.00pm

Repeated: Thursday 18 January 2018, 1.30-5.00pm

Repeated: Monday 19 February 2018, 1.30-5.00pm - AMENDED DATE

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitators:  Helen Murdoch, Equality Office and Gurpreet Gill, CSED

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

Target audience: This course is open to all staff, but is particularly recommended for managers, and those sitting on appointment committees.  


The session increases understanding of unconscious bias and its impact on behaviour and decision making. We explore the way the brain processes information and how this affects our perceptions of other people. We discuss situations where unconscious bias can occur in the workplace and consider strategies to reduce its impact on our behaviour and decisions.  There is group work and discussion, with reference to recent research.

 

 

CULTURAL AWARENESS

Date and time: Thursday 15 February 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm

Repeated: Thursday 14 June 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, iLab room, 1.11

Facilitators:  Jane Amos, STS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


This workshop helps non-academic staff interact effectively with students from different cultures. We explore cultural factors and assumptions which can influence communication and strategies to make such interactions more successful. 

We draw on participants’ experiences and those of international students in the UK, to help staff to:

  • Identify key stages of cultural adjustment
  • Increase awareness of your culture and of cultural diversity
  • Identify possible effects of culture shock
  • Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to communicate with students from different backgrounds.

 

 

TRANS AND GENDER IDENTITY AWARENESS – AN INTRODUCTION

Date and time: Tuesday 31 October 2017, 9.30am-1.00pm

Repeated: Wednesday 31 January 2018, 9.30am-1.00pm

Repeated: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 1.30-5.00pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator:  Helen Murdoch, Equality Office

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


This session addresses one of the most misunderstood areas within the equality agenda and increases understanding and awareness of the issues within and around transgender and transsexual experiences.

Through information, discussion, case studies and real voices, the session explodes myths and establishes facts. If you are responsible for students or for other staff, or simply want to know more, this session, exploring an increasingly widespread but hidden human situation, is for you.

These sessions can also be arranged for offices, Schools, Units, Faculties etc - contact Helen Murdoch: equality@uea.ac.uk 

 
 
 

DISABILITY AWARENESS 

Date and time: Wednesday 15 November 2017, 1.30-5.00pm

Repeated: Thursday 31 May 2018, 9.30am-1.00pm

Repeated: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Venue: Helen Murdoch, Equality Office

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


Managers have a duty to support staff who declare a disability and to put ‘reasonable adjustments’ in place. But what does this mean and how do you do it?  Perhaps you are wondering if you would qualify for any adjustments, or maybe you’d like to be better informed.  We clarify how and when to make adjustments and what resources are available to help staff at all levels do this effectively.  Using facts, case studies and highlighting practical support routes, we cover:

  • Understanding what is recognised as a ‘disability’ (mental health is an aspect of this)
  • Describing and identifying practical disability issues
  • Understanding when and how to make reasonable adjustments
  • Understanding Access to Work and how it can help
  • Navigating support routes at UEA
  • The role of occupational health.
 
 
 

SUPPORTING STUDENTS ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM

Date and time: Monday 6 November 2017, 1.30-4.30pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, 1.02

Repeated: Monday 12 February 2018, 1.30-4.30pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Lydia Blake, STS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

This course is open to all staff and offers an introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorder and its impacts on students’ university experience.  The course provides participants with an awareness and understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, traits associated with it, the university experience for students with ASD, how participants can support students with ASD, Reasonable Adjustments and Anticipatory Adjustments.  During this interactive session participants are encouraged to think about adjustments to their working practices which can best support students on the spectrum to achieve their potential.

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING AWARENESS   

Date and time: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Queens Building, 0.17

Repeated: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Queens Building, 0.08

Facilitator: Jane Lawrence, STS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online

 

Many people are not well-informed in understanding how to recognise mental health problems and may not realise they need help or that effective help is available.

This 3-hour workshop has been developed:

  • to increase staff awareness of and ability to identify mental health and wellbeing issues among students and colleagues
  • to increase staff confidence in knowing how to approach and support in empathic, compassionate, and very practical ways someone experiencing a mental health difficulty while maintaining professional boundaries
  • to help staff distinguish broadly between low to medium intensity/crisis/emergency situations and to know which actions they should take, when these actions should be taken, and who to go to for additional advice
  • to support staff in understanding how they can look after their own mental health and wellbeing.

Also: Staff can explore their emotional well-being and learn how to increase their levels of resilience on the ‘Building Resilience’ course

 

SPECIALIST HELP AND ADVICE FROM THE LEARNING ENHANCEMENT TEAM IN STS

The Learning Enhancement Team in STS offers support and advice to UEA academic staff wishing to develop their knowledge and teaching expertise in the areas of study skills, mathematics and statistics and academic writing. This includes working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds and those with specific learning difficulties. 

For further information contact the Head of the Learning Enhancement Team, Jeremy Schildt (j.schildt@uea.ac.uk) or visit www.uea.ac.uk/dos/let