Equality, Diversity & Inclusion learning supports in UCD.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (EDI in HE) eLearning programme 

The EDI in HE eLearning programme is an interactive tailored online resource that aims to provide UCD employees with an awareness of key equality and diversity topics in a University context, and will complement future EDI awareness raising programmes, events and initiatives. This interactive modular learning tool will enable employees to consider and reflect on the part they play in building an inclusive culture in UCD. It features intuitive user-friendly navigation throughout five core content modules and each section contains video and multimedia stories and scenarios, interactive quizzes and online instant assessments to offer participants valuable feedback on their learning.

Access the programme on LearnUpon (register with your UCD email address)


The Programme consists of four modules, each of 30-45 minutes duration, which can be completed either as an entire programme, or as a series of modules allowing participants to build up their knowledge over time at their own pace.

  • Module 1 "Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion": an introductory module providing a comprehensive overview of the importance and benefits of EDI and Human Rights and the legal landscape in which HEIs operate. 
  • Module 2 "Recruitment and Selection": this module is essential for any employee involved in the selection process (preparing job descriptions, advertising, interviewing etc.)
  • Module 3 "Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students in Teaching and Learning Settings": this module looks at meeting the needs of diverse students and outlines best practice tips on fostering equality in teaching and learning settings (e.g. on the curriculum or whilst dealing with sensitive topics)
  • Module 4 "Putting Policy into Practice": this module provides advice on how to bring EDI to life and on how to do an equality impact assessment, with particular focus on the areas of event management, disability, dignity and respect, race equality and gender identity.  

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an e-learning portfolio of thousands of courses and tutorials taught by experts in creative and business skills. It supplements face-to-face and live virtual learning and provides an opportunity for UCD employees to deepen their knowledge on a number of topics of interest by accessing online video courses in their own time and at their own pace.

To learn more about LinkedIn Learning in UCD, visit the People and Organisation Development website

EDI have compiled a collection of LinkedIn learning courses on equality and inclusion. To access LinkedIn Learning you will need to log in with your UCD Connect username and password. 

Unconscious Bias 

UCD held a national conference in Spring 2019 to explore the impact and effectiveness of Unconscious Bias Awareness Raising on the elimination of discrimination. Outputs from the conference informed a holistic approach to address conscious and unconscious biases, including embedding awareness raising as part of UCD training courses and an Unconscious Bias pilot session being delivered to senior leaders in UCD.

Visit our page on Unconscious Bias Awareness Raising here to find out more about Unconscious Bias and how it can impact on decision-making and actions. You will find some definitions and links to useful resources such as slides, video clip and articles.

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Divresity, Inclusion and Belonging for All

Content includes:

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (47 mins.)
  • Skills for Inclusive Conversations (53 mins.)
  • Communicating Across Cultures (32 mins.)
  • Unconscious Bias (24 mins.)
  • Be humble: Inclusive Mindset Practices (3 mins.)
  • Bystander vs. Upstander (2 mins.)
  • Diversity without Inclusion; Inclusion without Diversity (3 mins.)

How to Engage Meaningfully in Allyship and Anti-Racism

Content includes:

  • Driving Change and Anti-Racism (16 mins.)
  • Inclusive Mindset for Committee Allies (23 mins.)
  • Confronting Bias: Thriving Across our Differences (40 mins.)
  • Difficult Conversations: Talking about Race at Work (16 mins.)
  • Be an Ally (4 mins.)


Mental Wellbeing at Work during Times of Change and Uncertainty

Content includes:

  • The Mindful Workday
  • Managing Anxiety in the Workplace
  • Managing Stress
  • Avoiding Burnout
  • Chair Work: Yoga Fitness and Stretching at Your Desk
  • Embracing Unexpected Change
  • Building Resilience