The University is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all members of the University community are respected.
Bullying and harassment are unacceptable behaviours which may cause harm, physically or emotionally. The University expects all members of the University community, its visitors and contractors to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration.
We encourage anyone who has experienced bullying or harassment to seek support and advice. Talking to someone is an important first step, but sharing your experience can be difficult and daunting. You can speak to your line manager, local HR team or one of the Harassment Advisors.
Sarah is one of our Harassment Advisors. She said,
I know from my own experiences that it can be difficult to navigate complex policies and procedures when going through something emotionally difficult, and it can be incredibly helpful to have someone, somewhat external to the process, whose role is to support you and your choices.
Read more of Sarah’s experience of being a Harassment Advisor here.