Human Resources

Challenging Unconscious Bias

An online course that aims to increase understanding of unconscious bias in the workplace

About this course

This module explores what Unconscious Bias (UB) is, what it means, and how it impacts on the people around us in the workplace

Aimed at

By the end of this course you will be able to explain what bias is and where it comes from; how it impacts on the people around us in the workplace; and what you can do to minimise the negative consequences.

This course is compulsory for all staff involved in recruitment and promotion panels.

Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand what bias is and where it comes from
  • Explain how it impacts on day to day behaviours and what you can do to minimise negative consequences
  • Identify actions you can take to resist the effects of UB in yourself and others.

Notes for users

Training can be carried out at your own pace. If you don’t want to complete the course in one session, click on 'Bookmark' before exiting the system and it will automatically take you back to where you left off when you next log in.

Logging in

Please note the e-module listed below is hosted on the University Learn platform.  Instructions how to enrol here:

  1. Self-Enrol by logging into Learn and log in with EASE at www.learn.ed.ac.uk

  2. Click on the “Self-Enrol” tab at the top right of your screen.
  3. Click the Browse Course Catalogue button and a search window will appear.
  4. Enter the name of the course you wish to enrol onto in the search box and click Go
  5. Hover your mouse pointer to the right of the Course ID, click the arrow and select Enrol.
  6. You will then be taken to a new page.  To complete your enrolment on this course select Submit.
  7. You will then see a confirmation message to say your enrolment was successful.
  8. Click OK and you will be taken to the course.

The course will now appear in your My Courses under the 'My Learn' tab every time you login to Learn.

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Queries

If you experience any problems with the training module, please email us.

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Further reading

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