UK Universities Respond to the GDPR Challenge

2nd May 2018

 

GDPR is the biggest change in Data Protection legislation for 20 years, coming into effect on 25 May 2018. Despite this, analyst firm Gartner showed that around half of those affected by the legislation – whether in the EU or outside – will not be in full compliance when the regulations take effect. Schools, colleges and universities across the UK have responded to the GDPR challenge by designing their own sector-specific GDPR for Higher Education training course.

 

The University of Exeter and Bath Spa University partnered with Marshall E-Learning Consultancy, a specialist e-learning provider for Higher Education, on a GDPR course that tackles GDPR compliance specifically for universities.

 

Marshall E-Learning has created the special GDPR training course for Higher Education in collaboration with the universities, along with lawyers Shakespeare Martineau, to make sure that the course is both legally compliant but also uses specific language and scenarios relevant to the Higher Education sector.

 

Universities that have commissioned the GDPR training course with Marshall E-Learning so far include: University of Warwick, Imperial College London, University of Kent and University of Durham.

 

David Marshall, founder of Marshall E-Learning Consultancy, explains why there is need for GDPR training specifically for universities:

 

“Exeter, Durham and Imperial, Warwick and Bath Spa have all worked together with us on designing this GDPR course that tackles GDPR compliance. They all said that there are specific challenges to the sector around how staff can access and use student data for their research and many more – which include understanding how you can protect and safely use student data, dealing with data from student applications.

 

“Following this insight from our partners, we have developed tailored higher education scenarios to make the training meaningful to staff in universities beyond the legal technicalities, including specific Higher Education scenarios. The feedback has been entirely positive so we hope we can help plenty more universities get GDPR ready before the deadline.”

 

Alan Martin, Head of Data Protection at University of Kent, said that with Data Protection being such a complex area it has been brilliant to be able to roll-out Marshall’s GDPR updated training:

 

“With Data Protection being such a complex area it has been brilliant to be able to roll-out Marshall’s GDPR updated training. It captures the essential GDPR information that all staff need to engage with, along with the functionality to reference our own resources.”

 

Mark Crabtree, Assistant Director of Human Resources at Durham University, explains the reasons why they chose to work with Marshall E-Learning for their GDPR compliance training.

 

“It is vital however that the language used, case-studies discussed and examples given are tailored to fit the university context. Marshall E-Learning understand all these areas and challenges and it is this that makes their programmes so attractive.”

 

The new GDPR regulations introduce a much greater territorial reach in terms of liable organisations and harsher fines for non-compliance, so Universities across the UK are preparing for the introduction of GDPR legislation.

 

For those interested in finding out more about the GDPR for Higher Education training course or to commission the course for your organisation, please contact David Marshall on 0845 123 3909 or contactus@marshallacm.co.uk.

 

About the GDPR for Higher Education training course

Who is the course for?

This GDPR: Higher Education course has been developed to equip administrative staff, researchers and lecturers with a good working knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation to support compliance across the institution.

Course duration

This course should take about 40 minutes to complete. Conveniently, learners can bookmark their progress before exiting the course, then resume from that point.

Co-created by experts

This GDPR course was developed with input from lawyers Shakespeare Martineau, Bath Spa University and the University of Exeter.

Always up-to-date

We update all our e-learning courses annually so when you get this GDPR course you’ll always have the latest version.

Learning by design

This highly interactive course blends rich graphics and interactive content with a variety of question-types encouraging learners to take practical steps to comply with current data protection regulations. An optional end-of-course test assesses learners on the level of knowledge they’ve retained. Pass rates can be set as required.

Easy to implement & customise

This GDPR: Higher Education course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System) which could support other e-learning across your organisation and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation, giving you the option to add your own graphics, photos & video, and amend content to include your policies, procedures and key areas.

 

For those interested in finding out more about the GDPR for Higher Education training course or to commission the course for your organisation, please contact David Marshall on 0845 123 3909 or contactus@marshallacm.co.uk.

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