‘Race to Improve’: The Guardian
11th November 2004
We were featured in a Guardian article, written by Joseph Bindloss and published on 2 Nov 2004, about diversity training for students as a means to reduce harassment and discrimination on campus versities are offering diversity training to students.
Here’s a short excerpt:
Along with a few dozen universities and colleges, Harper Adams is investigating the potential of e-learning as a tool to educate students about diversity. Harper Adams is about to join 15 other institutions to buy a web-based training module from e-learning consultancy Marshall ACM, which supplies diversity training to staff at a number of universities, county councils and primary healthcare trusts.
“Students are often given a lot of responsibility at a very early age,” says David Marshall, director of Marshall ACM. “For example, you might find a 21-year-old student warder in charge of a hall of 18-year-olds. Students in these situations do not always realise they have legal responsibilities when it comes to bullying and harassment. Even a minor situation could escalate into a scenario that has legal consequences for the university.”