UCL Human Resources


The Learning Hub

Promoting webinars, events and training opportunities for UCL staff

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The Learning Hub provides information on a range of learning opportunities for all staff covering a range of topics.  However, this resource does not cover the internal portfolio of courses which are part of the UCL Learning & Development provision. Full details of these learning opportunities can be found on the Learning & Development pages, which are managed and updated by colleagues in Organisational Development.

    Having supportive conversations

    Having skills to support others with their mental and emotional health is a useful skill in these challenging times. Here is a selection of online courses to help you gain skills for supporting others.

    Suicide - Let's Talk

    A short 20-minute suicide prevention training offering information on how to talk to someone about suicide.

    Charlie Waller Memorial Trust training

    Six online sessions designed to give non-specialist staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to offer a first line of support to students who may have mental health issues.

    Mental Health First Aid training for student-facing colleagues

    To support our student-facing colleagues we are offering facilitated 1/2 day online training to develop mental health awareness.

    In this introductory course you will gain:

    • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
    • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
    • An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
    • Confidence to offer support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

    Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Prior to the session you will be invited to book your place via MHFA website. This will have to be done no less than 7 days before your course date to ensure that you receive your training manual before the session. Please bear this in mind when selecting your training date.

    You can book your place on this course via the Learning and Development website or MyLearning platform.

    Mental Health and Wellbeing training for Managers

    Managers are managing teams remotely and/or managing anxieties and concerns about returning physically to the workplace from their staff. On line facilitated i-act workshops will equip managers with the confidence to best support the high levels of anxiety and depression that they are likely to come across and be more likely to spot the signs of suicide in their staff, leaving UCL people less vulnerable to the non-medical effects of COVID-19.

    i-act equips managers with over 50 practical tools to support them during this phase plus over 95 agencies/organisations to refer on to.  Trainers are experienced facilitators at UCL and an also refer to internal resources.  i-act shares tools for promoting positive wellbeing in the workplace (or virtual workplace) that managers can adapt to build resilience within their teams as well as receiving guidance and advice on how to connect with colleagues who may be experiencing a mental health or wellbeing issue.

    You can book your place on this course via Learning and Development website or MyLearning platform. The bookings will close 12 days before the session to allow enough time to request further information from each of the participants and to post manuals prior to the training. Around 10 days before the training, you will receive a form you will need to fill in to provide contact details. 

    BAME resources for managers and staff

    Videos, webinars and training

    UCL Learning Academy

    The Learning and Development team are offering a range of bite-sized interactive webinars and resources to support staff and line managers across a broad range of topics with a focus on building resilience and supporting wellbeing.  These courses will be running this term to ensure our staff are in the strongest position to cope with what will be a challenging year ahead, both professionally and personally. 

    The Remote, not Distant video

    The Remote not Distant Team has created a video to talk you through the key themes, resources and learning material that are on the Remote not Distant Web Pages. 

    We recognise that information can often feel overwhelming and so we have created a video that talks you through the five key channels of information on the pages which include: You and your Environment, Managing and Leading remotely, You and the UCL Community, Self-Care and Dealing with Difficult Situations. The video highlights some key resources and helps you to navigate the webpages. 

    Whether you watch the video on your own, as part of an online team event , or discuss in 1:1s to support your team’s welfare we encourage you to watch it and to familiarise yourself with the support and guidance that is available to UCL staff right now.

    Pearn Kandola Webinar Series

    Pearn Kandola are a business-psychology consultancy who have been running webinars throughout lockdown focusing on issues such as race and wellbeing.  We are featuring their series of webinars which can be shared freely amongst teams/groups. Their website also contains a range of free resources which people managers may find helpful.

    'Employee Pride? What really happens to your LGBT+ employees at work' Webinar Series - February 2021

    Our latest webinar series, and our contribution to LGBT+ History Month, takes an in-depth look into LGBT+ employees’ experiences in the workplace. We look at: what language is appropriate to use; the unique forms of exclusion the LGBT+ community face; the stereotypes and attitudes towards the LGBT+ community; how to cultivate an organisational culture where your LGBT+ employees feel safe to be themselves; and the practical steps to create an LGBT+ inclusive workplace.

    'Exploring Different Facets of Race at Work' Webinar Series - October 2020

    The next series of webinars examines the topic of race from a variety of different angles: historical (racial trauma), statistical (the race pay gap), behavioural (countering micro-incivilities), psychological (belonging), and emotional (having meaningful conversations). Each webinar will focus on the different dimension of race, in particular, in the workplace. The webinars will have practical actions that people can take and, more important than that, is the dialogue and discussion that will be generated.

    'Creating a Truly Inclusive Organisation' Webinar Series - September 2020

    Ahead of National Inclusion Week, in this webinar series we will take a closer look at what makes a truly inclusive organisation. Throughout this week of webinars, we will explore what actually makes a difference when we talk about inclusion at work; the strengths and development areas of leaders regarding inclusion, as well as how we can most effectively embed inclusion into key processes such as recruitment and positive action programmes to support promotion. 

    'The Psychology of Remote Working' Webinar Series - September 2020

    In the midst of the recent rise of remote working, our next series of webinars looks in depth at the psychology of remote working. We look at how to lead a remote team; how to manage performance; how we adapt to remote working; the bias associated within remote working; and all the lessons we have learnt from this. 

    'Race & Wellbeing in Organisations' Webinar Series - August 2020

    There is increasing interest in wellbeing in organisations which is a move to be welcomed. However, too often a ‘one-size fits all’ approach is adopted which also means that the experience of being a minority in organisations is ignored. This series of webinars is designed to coincide with the publication of our new book entitled ‘Free to Soar: Race & Wellbeing in Organisations.’ This series of webinars covers some of the main themes in the book and addresses experiences that many minorities routinely endure at work and yet only rarely have the opportunity to have them acknowledged.

    'How can you make the world fairer?' Webinar series - June 2020

    "The topic of racism is being debated everywhere at the moment. There are many different opinions on it, but we thought as business psychologists, we would share with you what we know works to reduce racism, bias, and issues like this in the workplace. We would therefore like to invite you to a series of webinars all about race in organisations, and more importantly, what you can do about it" 

    External resources for staff

    UCL have arranged subscription to a variety of external resources, which staff can access for free using their UCL credentials.  A full list of resources can be found in Library Services, or the Human Resources pages, but an example of the resources available are;

    Other external courses