Learning & Development

We want all our staff to have the knowledge and tools to feel empowered in building an inclusive workplace.

The following suite of essential training and resources will enable our staff to begin, and to further, their learning, understanding, and actions in a number of areas within Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

Inclusion Essentials

This course enables you to gain quick insight into how to achieve good equality practice. It explains the law on equality and how to identify and respond to discrimination, harassment and bullying and provides guidance on creating an inclusive service and making equality a reality in your organisation. To find out more and to access this training, sign into Develop and search for the course title in the catalogue.

Being Inclusive

Open to all staff but, particularly relevant for those who have significant influence: managers, leaders, mentors and coaches. This training has been designed to identify actions that you can take to progress an inclusive culture, in your role. To find out more and book a place, sign into Develop and search for the course title in the catalogue.

Disrupting Racism

This programme for staff and postgraduate researchers and is designed to support all of us on our journey towards becoming an anti-racist University. To find out more and book a place, please sign into Develop and search for the course title in the catalogue.

Inclusion Matters

A series of sessions in which staff can come along and learn about specific areas of inclusion. We feature guest speakers from within and outside of the University, who deliver a talk, followed by a space for staff to ask questions and engage in conversation.


TheirStories is a regular and popular event, using personal storytelling as a vehicle for building workplace inclusion, improving employee engagement, challenging bias, countering stereotypes, and developing a culture of belonging.


Learn more about microaggressions, their impact and what you can do to tackle them in the workplace.

Understanding Unconscious Bias

Learn more about unconscious bias, the impact of it in the workplace, and what you can do to tackle it.

Join the Inclusion Forum

If the training has left you feeling inspired and wanting to contribute to making the University a great place to work and study, then please join the Inclusion Forum.

Diversity & Inclusion Calendar

‌‌At Bristol we mark and celebrate a number of equality, diversity and inclusion events throughout the year. This calendar gives you some general dates to bookmark for your own diaries to promote, get involved with, create an event or circulate internally. 

Becoming an Active LGBT+ Ally

This ‘Becoming an Active LGBT+ Ally’ course will take you through several great ways to get started in your LGBT+ allyship journey, provide useful information on how to become active in your allyship, and demonstrate the nuances in allyship towards marginalised groups within the LGBT+ community, such as bi and trans people.

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