Support and advice

In brief


The University does not tolerate any form of harassment or victimisation and expects all members of the University community, its visitors and contractors to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration.

The University has a network of volunteer harassment advisors who offer confidential support and advice. To find out who the harassment advisors are in your department or college, please email

If you would prefer to speak to a Harassment Advisor who is LGBT, we have several who can be contacted direct. For more information visit the Harassment Advisor Network webpage.

Support for families

All the University policies, in particular the family leave policies, are LGBT+ inclusive and apply to same-sex, same-gender and non-heterosexual couples. Please see the links below for more information:   

  • Leave including information on holiday, career breaks, carers leave, parental bereavement leave and leave for other reasons.
  • Family leave including information on maternity, paternity, adoption, share parental leave, fertility treatment leave and unpaid parental leave.

The University offers a comprehensive range of childcare services.  For full information on this, together with details of the various schemes offered visit the Childcare Services website.

National support services

See Stonewall's list of organisations [external link] who work to support LGBT+ people and their families in the UK.

In depth

Employee benefits

The Work + Family Space is a University benefit for all employees that offers access to emergency back-up childcare and adultcare, a 'speak to an expert' phone line, and a wide range of guides and webinars.

Occupational Health provide support to all University employees on work-attributable problems and issues.

Contact us

For any queries contact

To find out who the harassment advisors are in your department, contact

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