24 February 2021

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Oxford Brookes is undertaking a pilot of LinkedIn Learning and some selected students have received an invitation to take part.

If you have not received an invitation to take part in LinkedIn Learning from Oxford Brookes then we’re sorry but you won’t be able to access it through the University at the moment.

If you’ve been selected to take part in the pilot, you’ll have received an email from Oxford Brookes University via LinkedIn Learning that includes a link to 'Get Started' with LinkedIn Learning.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform that gives you access to 16,000 expert-led courses and resources designed to support your professional development.

We will recommend a range of different courses for you to build your employability at all stages of your career journey. There is a course for you whether you are:

starting to explore your options and discover your strengths, motivations and values;

looking to enhance your skills and expand your network or business;

or learn how to be as competitive as possible during the recruitment process.

Getting started

  1. Click the 'Get Started' link
  2. Input your Brookes email account (eg 123456@brookes.ac.uk) and create a new password. (Note, please use a new password and not your Brookes account.)
  3. Decide if you want to link your existing LinkedIn account to LinkedIn Learning. You do not need to do this in order to use your Brookes LinkedIn Learning licence - see below for more information on choosing to connect or not.
  4. Select to connect or not connect accounts.
  5. Verify your email address. Type in your Brookes email address (eg 123456@brookes.ac.uk) and click 'Send Verification Code'. You’ll receive an email from 'Microsoft on Behalf of LinkedIn Learning' with a 6-digit code. Input the code and click 'Verify Code'.
  6. Create a new password using strong password rules. Click 'Create' to continue.

Personalising your account

  1. Click 'Sounds Good' and choose at least 3 topics you're interested in. Choosing some of these topics will cause new ones to appear.
  2. Click 'Continue' when you're ready.
  3. You can then choose to set goals and go through other personalisation, or click 'Maybe Later' to finish your account activation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Melanie, the OBU LinkedIn Learning Administrator, at mbashor@brookes.ac.uk.

More information on connecting your existing LinkedIn account to LinkedIn Learning

If you choose to connect your existing LinkedIn account to your LinkedIn Learning account, you will have the choice to share your learning on your existing LinkedIn Learning account and add it to your CV on LinkedIn. Oxford Brookes University will not gain access to further information from your LinkedIn account unless you permit it.

You will be able to disconnect the two accounts if you change your mind at a later stage.

More information on not linking your LinkedIn account to LinkedIn Learning

Note on privacy for LinkedIn Learning

If you click 'Continue without LinkedIn' you will be prompted with a further 'Are you sure' message that has a warning about not associating the accounts, including text that reads you 'won't be able to engage with your peers and instructors on LinkedIn Learning'. This warning is only repeating what the benefit is to associating your LinkedIn accounts. You do not need to associate the accounts. In order to proceed with setting up your Brookes LinkedIn Learning licence, click 'Don't connect my account'.

You will be able to link the two accounts if you change your mind at a later stage.

Who has been invited to join the student LinkedIn Learning pilot?

Students on selected programmes have been invited to join the LinkedIn Learning pilot in the initial stages as it offers training directly related to their studies that is known to be beneficial.

Other selected students have been invited to take part in the pilot as part of a targeted initiative intended to support graduate outcomes for students from certain groups where national evidence suggests they can experience extra barriers.

National research and university data indicates that there are certain student groups in universities that sometimes face additional barriers to progressing into graduate employment or further study (e.g. certain ethnicities, students with disabilities).

Oxford Brookes University is committed to reducing these inequalities and addressing these barriers (wherever possible), providing an inclusive and aspirational learning environment for all our students to fulfil their potential. Reflecting this commitment, the LinkedIn Learning pilot is part of a targeted initiative intended to support graduate outcomes for students from certain groups where national evidence suggests they can experience extra barriers.