Unconscious Bias for Students – North American Version

In this Unconscious Bias for Students – North American version, we explore what unconscious bias is, and look at forms of unconscious bias that may be present in the University setting.


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Available as

  • Off the shelf
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This training was developed as we look to expand our training for North American institutions, especially in the area of Diversity and Unconscious Bias training.

Learners will be shown strategies for overcoming their unconscious bias and ways to improve decision making and relationship building. A heightened awareness of unconscious bias in the at University helps us to create more open, inclusive and effective campuses. After taking this training learners can expect to:

  • Build an awareness of bias and unconscious bias
  • Demonstrate how your biases could impact on your feelings and feedback
  • Biases are formed from our upbringing, experience, socialization and the media.
  • Social categories lead us to prejudge, stereotype, or make assumptions with very little evidence.
  • Identify how to minimise the impact of any biases you have.

Unconscious bias continues to be prevalent issue at University (and society as a whole), as portrayed by research cited in the Times Educational Supplement, that indicates that students are less likely to rate courses positively if they are taught by black or ethnic minority academics. Most of us unconsciously categorize people into groups as a means of saving processing time, but this in turn leads to negative stereotypes.

This training works to educate students and make them aware of their stereotypes and biases, so that they can work to reduce these with the aim of creating a more inclusive campus.


Always up-to-date

If you get any of our diversity e-learning courses you also receive any updates we make to the content, so you’ll always have the latest version.

Learning by design

This highly interactive course blends rich graphics and audio-visual content with a variety of question-types that encourage learners to apply the concepts they’ve learnt on campus.

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 & customize

This Unconscious Bias for Students e-learning course can run with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System) which could support other e-learning across your organization and track completed training.

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

Learning options

Every Marshall e-learning course is fully accessible, so this course is also available as:

  • spoken word audio – perfect for learning on the move
  • a voice reader compatible version as a W3C AA online workbook

Learn more

If you would like to find out more about our Unconscious Bias for Students course please contact us and we’ll be in touch very soon.

At Marshall E-learning we’re totally focused on creating content that’s exactly right for your learners. That’s why we’ve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely original’s required, well make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need

Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.


Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? Well put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes

We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.


Page-turning e-learning just doesn’t work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners

Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People don’t learn well if they feel they’re being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

“What’s in it for me?” is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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The video scenario’s developed by Marshall are very well done and provide very interesting spaces for reflection on understanding how subtle biases can emerge into a professional environment. The videos have been very helpful for unconscious bias training.
Irfan Chaudry - Director of Diversity and Equity

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