Harassment training

College / University Staff

Challenging Behaviour: Dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace

An online training course designed to give you a better understanding of:

  • The legal and moral responsibilities of all staff
  • The knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully as part of a diverse team
  • Why certain behaviours are inappropriate
  • The damage caused by bullying and harassment
  • How to respond to inappropriate behaviour
  • The tools to recognise and put a stop to bullying and harassment

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Little things matter: The impact of micro-behaviours and micro-inequities

Four short videos that explore micro-behaviours and micro-inequities and the important part they play in our working relationships, and in addressing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The videos illustrate the impact of unconscious bias on organisational dynamics and individual performance, with realistic workplace scenarios and expert analysis. They will help you to:

  • Understand the impact of unconscious bias on day-to-day workplace interactions and the effect these may have on others;
  • Self-regulate your behaviour to avoid negative impacts and foster positive interactions.

Equality and diversity briefing: online course

This practical course is strongly recommended for all University staff. It introduces you to what equality and diversity mean and why they are so important both to the University and to you as an individual. It provides an overview of the legislation, your rights and responsibilities, and guidelines for ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in your work.

Click to access this online course using your Single Sign-On credentials.

Student mental health e-learning for university / college staff

A free e-learning package for all university / college staff from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is now available. For students in distress, the first point of contact is often with non-specialist university/ college staff such as porters, domestic staff, bar staff, security, academic tutors or maintenance staff. The first conversation students have with a member of staff like this can be vital – in ensuring they receive a warm, empathic and understanding response to help them immediately, and that they are then signposted, if necessary, to receive help from a mental health specialist.

Developed by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, this new e-learning package is designed to give non-specialist staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to offer this first line of support. Introduced by well-known TV presenter Alexander Armstrong, the package consists of six, easy-to-follow 20-minute sessions, including: Signs to look out for, key helping skills, knowing who else to involve, and supporting students at risk or in crisis.

Responsible Bystander

A workshop provided by the Equality and Diversity Unit which aims to:

•To understand why bystanders might not intervene
•Explore your options as a bystander

If you would like to organise this training for your department or faculty, please contact harassment.line@admin.ox.ac.uk

Coping with Challenging Behaviour for staff and students

This is a short course, provided by the Safety Office, focusing upon techniques for identifying and coping with challenging behaviour in the workplace. For more information visit the Safety Office website.

Lynda playlists: Assertiveness and Difficult Conversation

Lynda.com is an online learning resource provided by IT Services, offering a range of online learning materials on personal and professional development topics in addition to the technical IT topics promoted by IT Services. Two playlists of particular relevance to Harasssment are Assertiveness and Difficult Conversation, see OLI website for more information. 


Harassment Advisors

The following training is offered to Harassment Advisors:

  • Induction (refresher) training - Required 
  • Assertiveness skills training
  • Developing listening and counselling skills

A termly training schedule is emailed to Advisors, if you would like to become an Advisor email: harassment.line@admin.ox.ac.uk


The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) runs a variety of training for students including:

  • Sexual Consent workshops
  • Queer Consent workshops
  • Bystander Intervention training
  • Sexual Violence training
  • First Responder training.

For more information please visit their website: ousu.org or contact the VP for Women

External training providers