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Durham University

Organisation Development

E-Learning Courses

Durham University has a range of online courses some of which are mandatory.

On the following link you will find the following e-learning courses:

  • Recruitment and Selection (mandatory if you are involved in recruiting staff)
  • Health and Safety; and Managing Equality and Diversity

If you have not accessed the e-learning on this site before, you will need to register by following the instructions on screen.

There are also a number of e-learning courses on Durham University On-line (DUO). These include the following:

Equality and Diversity

You will also find an on-line elearning course which outlines everyone’s roles and responsibilities in promoting equality and diversity.

Data Protection and Information Governance

The University is committed to providing data protection and information governance training to all staff in order to help you manage data appropriately and fulfil your and the institution's responsibilities under data protection legislation, including the GDPR. If you are grade 3 or above you are required to undertake this Data Protection and Information Governance e-learning course on DUO within 6 weeks of commencement of employment


All staff and students are encouraged to complete the safeguarding on-line training; it is mandatory if you come into contact with children (under 18s) in the course of your work or study. This includes volunteering activities working at summer schools, sports camps, open days, and work placements in schools. The training will take no longer than 45 minutes to complete, and by the end you should have a clear understanding of the risks involved in working with children, and how to recognise and report safeguarding concerns.

Safeguarding from Radicalisation

This training is designed to raise awareness of the Government's PREVENT agenda, which is part of the UK's Counter-Terrorism Strategy and is mandatory is you are a “student facing” member of staff.