As a socially progressive, people-oriented and collaborative place of work and study, the University offers a range of equality, diversity and inclusion courses for students and staff. We encourage members of the Strathclyde community to actively engage in the learning and development opportunities available.
Courses linked to registration
From September 2023, all new undergraduate students will be required to undertake two short training courses - #StrathEqual and Tackling Gender-Based Violence - as part of the registration process. You can find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the courses on the Student Courses FAQs 2023-24 document (opens in PDF).
#StrathEqual: equality, diversity and inclusion for students
This course, developed by the Equality & Diversity Office, introduces Strathclyde students to equality, diversity and inclusion within the context of the University. The course will enable students to familiarise themselves with key equality policies and practices at Strathclyde, including our shared commitment to treat everyone with dignity, fairness and respect. Students will also learn about the diversity of the University community and the support available to them during their time at Strathclyde. Lastly, students will discover how to play their part in fostering an inclusive, welcoming and equitable environment for all, including how to be an ally and an active bystander.
This MyPlace course is self-directed, non-credit bearing and takes around 45-60 minutes to complete. The course is encouraged for all new and continuing students, including UG, PGT and PGR.
You can access the #StrathEqual course on MyPlace (log-in required).
Tackling gender-based violence
This course, developed by Rape Crisis Scotland, gives students an overall understanding of gender-based violence and the impact it can have within a university context. This module also covers consent and provides students with tools to challenge gender-based violence. The course includes opportunities for reflection and breaks, as well as a quiz, and information on policies, procedures and support available at the University of Strathclyde.
This MyPlace course is self-directed, non-credit bearing and takes around 40 minutes to complete. The course is encouraged for all new and continuing students, including UG, PGT and PGR.
You can access the Tackling Gender-Based Violence course on Myplace (log-in required).
Unconscious Bias for Students
This course helps you to understand what bias is, the impact of bias and how to overcome bias. By the end of the Unconscious Bias course learners will be able to:
- build an awareness of bias and unconscious bias
- demonstrate how their biases could impact on their feelings and feedback
- identify how to minimise the impact of their biases
This course is provided by Marshalls E-Learning Consultancy and takes around 45 minutes to complete. The course is encouraged for all students, including UG, PGT and PGR.
You can access the Unconscious Bias course on the LearnUpon platform (registration required). Instructions for acccess:
- Click on the red registration link and complete your Strathclyde student email address and set up a password.
- Complete your name and department, select student and click the green save button on the bottom right.
- The courses available to you will now be on your screen and you can enrol on the relevant course.
- At the end of the course upon successful completion you can download and save your certificate.
Further learning and development opportunities
- Union Black: Britain’s Black cultures and steps to anti-racism:
A free, six-hour online course available to Strathclyde students and staff. Visit our dedicated Union Black page for more information.
- Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities:
A free, eight-week online course developed by Strathclyde researchers.
- Gender Representation in the Media:
A free, seven-week online course developed by Strathclyde researchers.