UCL recognises that in our society, individuals and groups are discriminated against both directly and indirectly on the grounds of: age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender reassignment, HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, social or economic status, nationality, pregnancy and maternity, race, religious and other beliefs, responsibility for dependants, sexual orientation, trades union membership or unrelated criminal convictions.
To counteract discrimination, UCL is committed to actively opposing all forms of discrimination, raising awareness and tackling the causes and consequences. It is committed to providing a learning and working environment in which the rights and dignity of all its members are respected and which is free from discrimination, prejudice, intimidation and all forms of harassment including bullying; to making staff and students feel valued, motivated and enabled to do their best work and to creating a safe, welcoming working environment accessible to all.
The need to continuously update and improve our knowledge and skills in regard to assuring diversity means that all our courses include and address relevant aspects of the diversity agenda as required.
The online training consists of a package called Diversity in the Workplace and provides essential, up to date information about Diversity at UCL. It takes about an hour to complete. Completion is a requirement for all new starters within 6 weeks of joining UCL. This can be accessed online via the following link: Online Diversity in the Workplace.
The OSD provides a programme of courses which aim to develop candidates both professionally and personally. The wide assortment of courses provides guidance in the way that candidates can improve their understanding of working practice, compliance, finance, working relationships and recruitment.
Health and Safety
The Occupational Health team provides a comprehensive occupational health service to assist University College London in promoting physical and psychological well being and prevent illness and injury arising from work activity. This is achieved by a proactive approach to the management of health in the work environment, advising on the effects of health on work and work on health.
UCL Safety Services provide guidance, training and consultation on all aspects of safety at work. Additionally, the programme contains a number of individual courses which specialise in the safe use of apparatus, tools and equipment.
The OSD provide training and development opportunities specifically tailored to the needs of Research Staff. This wide ranging programme is open to all UCL researchers but is especially encouraged for early career researchers.
Management, Leadership and Teamwork
The OSD offer specific opportunities for staff working at the most senior level of management. There are also programmes available which cater for both academic and administrative / support staff with varying levels of management and leadership experience.
Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) is a major resource for those with responsibility for learning and teaching at UCL. CALT provides training and continuing professional development for staff involved in teaching adults and in supporting adult learning, in line with the Government’s proposals for the professionalisation of teaching in higher education.
Information Technology training is provided by Information Services. The programme includes taught session on how to use MS Office applications, how to developing web sites, using IT in teaching, working towards IT qualifications such as the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) and much more.