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This session will provide staff with an overview of the Disclosure and Barring Service and how to request criminal record checks for eligible roles within the University.


This course is recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, particularly if you are new to the University but also for existing staff seeking a refresher.

With the introduction of the points-based immigration system and with immigration legislation becoming ever stricter, the UK now operates one of the world’s most complex immigration systems.

The aim of this course is to help those involved with recruitment and selection to navigate the rules which regulate the recruitment of individuals who are subject to immigration control, whilst ensuring full compliance. It will outline the key requirements in advertising, selection, pre-employment checks and the responsibilities throughout employment that the University is legally bound to observe.

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Thu 11 Oct 2018 13:00 Finished


Update on current legislative practices.

Recruitment and Selection Skills Thu 4 Apr 2019   09:00 Finished


Recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, who are interested in developing further skills in this area. This course prepares you to effectively carry out the recruitment and selection process taking you through the stages of producing a person specification, short listing effectively against selection criteria, designing questions, structuring and conducting interviews, and making the final decision. University policies and procedures will also be covered.


This workshop provides an opportunity for academic staff to understand the recruitment and selection process and how to create the conditions where you can recruit the best candidate and avoid common pitfalls. It includes an overview of the recruitment and selection process and identifies the key principles to ensure practice is fair to all candidates at each stage.

The course is primarily aimed at academic staff involved in making selection decisions for academic roles and those with responsibility for coordinating academic recruitment procedures.

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Tue 27 Nov 2018 13:30 Finished
Thu 6 Dec 2018 13:30 Finished
Tue 11 Dec 2018 13:30 Finished
Tue 8 Jan 2019 09:30 Finished
Tue 26 Feb 2019 13:30 Finished
Thu 21 Mar 2019 09:30 Finished
Tue 7 May 2019 09:30 Finished
Wed 19 Jun 2019 09:30 Finished
Understanding Implicit or Unconscious Bias Tue 19 Mar 2019   10:00   [More dates...] Finished


This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make. These may include decisions around recruitment, selection, assessment and broader interactions with others.

The session will include tutor input, group activities and videos and to raise awareness about how to recognise and begin to manage the impact of implicit bias. We will also consider further sources of guidance to support individuals in their roles with specific responsibilities e.g. for managing others, teaching etc.

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Fri 7 Dec 2018 10:00 Finished