Mandatory training for employees

As part of the University’s responsibility to meet its statutory duties and mitigate key institutional risks, we expect all new and existing employees to complete a small number of mandatory training courses.

Not all mandatory training is applicable to every employee, therefore each section shows which training courses are mandatory for each cohort of employees. The completion of mandatory training is monitored and regularly reported to Schools and Units to support completion of the training by the University. Some mandatory training courses will need to be completed periodically. Each training course will advise how often this is necessary. Prompts to complete mandatory training will come via training owners and line managers.

The mandatory training courses hosted across a number of internal and external platforms. Therefore, it may be necessary for you to register on each platform to complete all of your mandatory training. Each training course includes instructions on how to access them, as well as contact details for technical support.

All employees

Data Protection (GDPR)

Data Protection (GDPR) training is designed to make you aware of key data protection and privacy requirements and your responsibilities for protecting data while working at the University.

The training takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return to complete the training at any time. At the end of the course, you must complete a short quiz and gain a 70% pass mark to successfully complete the training.

To access the training, take the following steps:

  1. Access the LearnUpon portal;
  2. Register your account, if you are a new user, with your University email address;
  3. Log in with your University email address and the password you have set for LearnUpon;
  4. Click “Dashboard”
  5. Click “Catalogue”;
  6. Click “General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)” from the list of courses;
  7. Click “Enrol in Course”;
  8. Click “Yes”, and;
  9. Click “Start” to start the course.

If you have any questions about the training or data protection in general, please contact the Information Assurance team at dataprot@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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Diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace training is designed to make you aware of the University’s responsibility to support an inclusive working and learning environment in line with the Equality Act (2010).

The training take approximately 60 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return to complete the training at any time. At the end of the course, you must complete a short quiz and gain a 60% pass mark to successfully complete the training.

To access the training, take the following steps:

  1. Access the LearnUpon portal;
  2. Register your account, if you are a new user, with your University email address;
  3. Log in with your University email address and the password you have set for LearnUpon;
  4. Click “Catalogue”;
  5. Click “Diversity in the workplace” from the list of courses;
  6. Click “Enrol in Course”;
  7. Click “Yes”, and;
  8. Click “Start” to start the course.

If you have any questions about the training or equality, diversity, and inclusion in general, please contact the EDI Team at diversity@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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Information Security Essentials

Information Security Essentials training is designed to make you aware of how to act safely and securely in the digital working world and provide you with awareness of how to protect yourself, others, and the University from cyber security threats.

The training takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return to complete the training at any time. At the end of the course, you must complete a short quiz and gain an 80% pass mark to successfully complete the training.

To access the training, take the following steps:

  1. Access Moodle;
  2. Log in with your University username and password;
  3. Click “Enrol me”;
  4. Click “Information Security Essentials”, and;
  5. Click “Enter”.

If you have any questions about the training or information security, please contact the IT Service Desk.

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Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty

Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty is designed to make you aware of the University’s legal duties and responsibilities for the care, welfare, and the safeguarding of students and employees as set out by the ‘Prevent’ duty in The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

Further information about the University’s duties and responsibilities in relation to Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty is available on the Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty webpage.

The training takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return to complete the training at any time. At the end of the course, you must complete a short quiz and gain an 80% pass mark to successfully complete the training.

To access the training, take the following steps:

  1. Access Moodle;
  2. Log in with your University username and password;
  3. Click “Enrol me”;
  4. Click “Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty online training”, and;
  5. Click “Enter”.

If you have any questions about the training or information security, please contact the IT Service Desk.

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Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias training is designed to make you aware of how your biases that inform your perceptions, actions, and decision-making, and what you can do to prevent unconscious bias from inappropriately affecting how you think, feel, and act.

The training takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return to complete the training at any time. At the end of the course, you must complete a short quiz and gain an 80% pass mark to successfully complete the training.

To access the training, take the following steps:

  1. Access the LearnUpon portal;
  2. Register your account, if you are a new user, with your University email address;
  3. Log in with your University email address and the password you have set for LearnUpon;
  4. Click “Catalogue”;
  5. Click “Unconscious bias” from the list of courses;
  6. Click “Enrol in Course”;
  7. Click “Yes”, and;
  8. Click “Start” to start the course.

If you have any questions about the training or equality, diversity, and inclusion in general, please contact the EDI Team at diversity@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Hiring managers and recruitment panellists

Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment and Selection training is designed to make you aware of the University’s processes and practices for undertaking fair, impartial, and robust recruitment of potential employees for a job within the University. The training provides awareness of how to avoid discrimination and unconscious bias within the recruitment process, and how to manage potential conflicts of interest.

The training take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return to complete the training at any time. At the end of the course, you must complete a short quiz and gain an 60% pass mark to successfully complete the training.

To access the training, take the following steps:

  1. Access the LearnUpon portal;
  2. Register your account, if you are a new user, with your University email address;
  3. Log in with your University email address and the password you have set for LearnUpon;
  4. Click “Dashboard”
  5. Click “Catalogue”;
  6. Click “Recruitment and Selection” from the list of courses;
  7. Click “Enrol in Course”;
  8. Click “Yes”, and;
  9. Click “Start” to start the course.

Details instructions for accessing the training are available in this document: ‘Recruitment & Selection’ Training Module Instructions. If you have any questions about the training or equality, diversity, and inclusion in general, please contact the EDI Team at diversity@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Supervisors

PGR Supervisor

PGR Supervisor training is designed to provide you with the skills and understanding of how to be an effective supervisor of postgraduate research students during their PhDs. This training makes you aware of the University’s duties and responsibilities of ensuring high quality supervision and research as required and regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Scotland and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The training is delivered through a live, instructor-led workshop over the course of 2 hours. Eligible candidates for the training will be contacted by Organisational and Staff Development Services (OSDS) a centrally organised workshop, or will be contacted by their school to attend a locally organised workshop.

If you wish to request an invitation to the next available centrally organised workshop, please email osdscourses@st-andrews.ac.uk. If have any questions about the training or the development of academic employees within the University, please contact OSDS at osds@st-andrews.ac.uk.