Unconscious Bias – for Students

A Participate student session

Join us for this session tailored to students in performing arts colleges and conservatories. Participants will develop an understanding and awareness of how unconscious bias works, the impact it could have on the work they do, their interactions and approach, and will learn strategies to help reduce its negative impact.

Available as

  • In-person training


  • Delivered as a 3.5 hour session


  • Maximum 30 participants
  • Ability to tailor for you

Want to learn more? Read on for detailed information about the course. Contact our team on info@tonictheatre.co.uk or make an enquiry for further information and bookings.

Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

“Thought provoking and genuine. Didn’t give in to the temptation to tick boxes or be idealistic.”

participant, 2021

About the Course

Our Unconscious Bias training is designed for students training at performing arts colleges and conservatoires. The session assumes no pre-existing level of knowledge, and will provide participants with a clear understanding of what unconscious bias is, the impact it can have on how they make choices and interact with one another, and the overall role it can play in their approach towards professional life.

Participants are guided through a structured process of thinking around how unconscious bias can begin to be addressed, providing tools and actionable ‘takeaways’ so they can start making progress immediately in their training.

young performers holding scrips during a rehearsal
National Youth Theatre. Photo by Nick Flintoff

What we’ll cover

  • What is unconscious bias? 
  • Different types of bias
  • How it plays out and the negative impact it can have
  • What this means practically for you and your work
  • Practical tools and ideas to help address and mitigate unconscious bias in your professional lives

You’ll come away with

  • An understanding of what unconscious bias is and how it manifests
  • Comprehension of the ways in which it may negatively impact your work
  • A set of strategies and tools with which to address your unconscious bias
  • Further ideas on areas specific to your work in which these tools may be applied to drive a positive change

Course details

  • Available as in-person training
  • Delivered as a 3.5 hour session
  • Maximum 30 participants

Keen to learn more? Make an enquiry or contact our team at info@tonictheatre.co.uk for further information.


Yes, please email info@tonictheatre.co.uk to arrange a time to discuss your needs with a member of the team.

Yes, we would be happy to discuss bundling this course with others that we offer. We can also create bespoke sessions just for you. Find out more on our bespoke training page or email info@tonictheatre.co.uk to discuss what we can do for you.

Participate is Tonic’s programme of training created specifically for schools, colleges and conservatoires in the performing arts. It’s designed to help both students and staff address a range of topics in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, to help them cultivate a safer and more inclusive training environment, and to provide advice and tools they can take with them.
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Participate. Training created specifically for students of performing arts colleges and conservatoires, and their teachers.

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at info@tonictheatre.co.uk.

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts