Athena Swan

Training Initiatives and Mentoring

Development of online training module

The Organisational Development team runs a wide range of training and development opportunities for all colleagues.


  • Online training modules around equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) include:
  • Equality and Diversity Essentials
  • Conscious Inclusion at Work
  • An Introduction to Prevent Duty in Higher Education
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness
  • Zero Suicide Alliance - Suicide - Let's Talk

We also run a three-part training programme, ‘Be an Active Bystander’. We all need to be mindful of our responsibility to take action when we witness inappropriate behaviour. Being an active bystander means being aware of a situation and choosing to take action. This programme takes place both in person and online

We also have resources for new colleagues, career development materials and IT skills programmes. You can contact Organisational Development for more information.


Mentoring can offer fantastic networking opportunities and assist with career development. Mentors and mentees can benefit by developing skills and learning more about the University.

NU Mentoring is a University-wide mentoring scheme open to all University colleagues. For more information, visit the NU Mentoring webpage (internal only).