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Organisational and Professional Development

Mandatory Training

QMUL expects all members of staff to complete particular forms of training during their time here. 

This is either because we have professional and ethical standards that we expect to see, to ensure that each us is treated fairly by colleagues, or because we are obliged to comply with regulation or legislation that governs how we operate.

The table below identifies the types of training, how it’s delivered, and the frequency with which every member of staff will need to complete that course. 

Please also be aware that there may be other training mandatory for your role or area; please check with your line manager.  You may also wish to see our page on Induction.

Health & Safety mandatory training: For more information on Health & Safety training necessary for different roles, see the appendix of the training policy on the Health & Safety Directorate's training page.

Course Name

Owned By:

Required For:



Link (if applicable)

Anti-Bribery Essentials Finance All Staff Induction Yes Anti-Bribery Essentials E-learning
Criminal Finances Act Finance All Staff Induction Yes Criminal Finances Act E-learning
Health & Safety Induction Health & Safety All Staff Induction Yes Health & Safety Induction
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Safety Health & Safety All Staff Induction + every 3 years or any change of location (whatever comes first) Yes MySafety Workstation Assessment Guidance
Fire Safety Induction & Training Health & Safety All Staff Induction + every 2 years or any change of location (whatever comes first) Yes Fire Safety E-learning
Safeguarding Essentials Student & Academic Services All Staff Induction + every 2 years Yes Safeguarding E-learning
Introducing Inclusion
(previously Unconscious Bias)
HR All Staff Induction + every 2 years*** Yes Introducing Inclusion e-learning
Cyber Security IT All Staff Induction + Annually Yes Cyber Security E-learning*
Data Protection (GDPR) IT  All Staff  Induction + Annually Yes Data Protection E-learning* 
Recruitment and Interview Selection HR Recruitment Panel Members Every 2 years Yes** Staff Recruitment and Selection**
Introduction to Copyright Student & Academic Services Researchers,
Staff publishing resources
One-off Yes Introduction to Copyright

* Cyber Security and Data Protection: This e-learning is hosted externally; use your QMUL email address (e.g. to log in.  You will be prompted for the same password you use to access email, etc.

** Recruitment and Interview Selection: This e-learning is a mandatory prerequisite to participating in staff recruitment activity.  The optional workshop can be booked online through the course booking site - search for PD169.

*** Introducing Inclusion: Staff are required to have done some form of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training, at Queen Mary, every two years.  This may include previous classroom training e.g. Unconscious Bias.  This e-learning is mandatory for all staff, unless you have a joint NHS contract and have completed EDI training as a condition of your employment with the NHS.

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