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New starter online training

As a new starter at the University, there are a number of online courses which you may be required to complete.

These courses cover important aspects of compliance with external regulations or law, or are important parts of the University's governance processes and policies.

Each of these courses is covered in its own section below, which will indicate whether the course applies to you, and wil provide instructions on how to access the course. 

‌Different courses are accessed from their own dedicated webpages and are hosted on different internal and external platforms. It may therefore be necessary for you to register separately to complete different courses. On each of the relevant dedicated webpages you will also find further instructions and information, as well as contact details in case you have any problems or technical issues. 

Completion of the required training is monitored. If the required training has not been completed within the indicated timescale, this will be followed-up and where appropriate may be notified to your head of School/Unit.

GDPR online training

Should I do this training?

‌Unless otherwise directed, all University staff are required to undertake and complete an online data protection module as part of the ongoing work to promote awareness of data protection law and responsibilities. The training will help ensure that staff are aware of key data protection and privacy requirements and their responsibilities in that regard.

When should this training be done?

This training should be completed within the first three months of employment

How do I access this training?

This course has it's own dedicated webpage which you can access from this link:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/terms/data-protection/training/

From this webpage you can then access the LearnUpon platform which hosts this training.

Information Security Essentials

Should I do this training?

All new employees of the University are required to undertake and complete the Information Security Essentials training, It is essential that the University works to keep the information for which it is responsible safe and secure.  This training highlights and reinforces the common information security risks and threats that are present, and explores the steps that can be taken to protect students, staff and the University from the impacts of cybercrime. The aim of the training is to increase awareness of cyber security threats and to encourage safe working practices. 

When should this training be done?

This course must be completed within 3 months of commencing employment with the University

How do I access this training?

The training can be accessed via a PDF file which can be viewed/downloaded from this link:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/it-services/documents/flyer_new_employees.pdf

This course is hosted on the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) 'Moodle'. You will be able to log in using your University IT account details (ID and password). Instructions on how to enrol on the course are included on the PDF.

Equality and Diversity

Should I do this training?

Online diversity training is for all University staff and is updated frequently to be compliant with the Equality Act (2010) By completing the training employees can understand ‌their legal responsibilities with updated equalities laws in relation to the workplace, the service user and the studying environment. 

When should this training be done?

This training should be completed within the first three months of employment at the University. 

How do I access this training?

The training can be accessed via a dedicated webpage which you can find here:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/training/staffonline/

This page includes a downloadable set of instructions for accessing, enrolling in and using this training module, and provides a link to the LearnUpon platform, where the training is hosted. 

Unconcious Bias

Should I do this training?

Online Unconscious Bias training is for all University staff.

Most of us like to believe that we are fair and objective - that we don't have automatic postive or negative feelings towards particular types of people. And when we do admin to such feelings we often like to feel we are in control of them.

But in reality we are all programmed to subconsciously categorise others, make prejudiced judgements and jump to conclusions.

This course explores the implications of our tendency to hold natural bias and the impact that this can have in the workplace and on organisational performance.

When should this training be done?

This training should be completed within the first three months of employment at the University. 

How do I access this training?

The training can be accessed via a dedicated webpage which you can find here:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/training/unconsciousbias/

This page provides instructions on accessing, enrolling in and using this training module, and provides a link to the LearnUpon platform, where the training is hosted. 

 

Safeguarding and the Prevent duty

What is this training?

This training is part of the University's approach to the way it addresses it's legal duties as set out in the UK Government's 'Prevent' legislation. 

Should I do this training?

This training must be completed by all staff who have role-related responsibilities for students and other staff. This includes all line managers, all staff who teach, all staff who may otherwise have significant contact with students in the course of carrying out their duties, and all staff whose job role is directly related to aspects of the University Prevent Strategy and associated processes.

In practice this means that the training should be undertaken by:

Al line manager in Schools and Service Units

All other staff who work in Academic Schools 

All other office-based staff in Service Units

When should this training be done?

This training must be completed within the first three months of employment at the University.

How do I access this training?

This training can be accessed via the dedicated Safeguarding and the prevent Duty webpage:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/safeguarding-and-prevent/

This page contains further information about safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and how the University manages its responsibilities. The page also contains a link to another webpage which provides instructions ion using the online training and a link to the 'Moodle' where the training is hosted.  

Recruitment and Selection

Should I do this training?

‌This training must be completed by any member of University staff participating in a recruitment process as a member of a selection panel.

By completing the Online 'Recruitment & Selection Online Training Module', users will be aware of how discrimination laws relate to recruitment/selection and the University process.

When should this training be done?

This training must be completed before taking part in a selection process as a panel member for the first time.

Note than panel convenors must also attend the face-to-face recruitment training provided by CAPOD and bookable via PDMS

How do I access this training?

The training can be accessed fro the dedicated Recruitment & Selection Online Training webpage:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/training/recruitment/

This page provides  guidance and instructions on how to access the training module which is hosted on Moodle. Also available is a downloadable PDF document with detailed instruction for accessing and using the training module.

Contact

Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1334 463096