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Dignity at work and study policy

We recognise the right of every student, employee and visitor to be treated in accordance with the values of dignity and mutual respect for each others’ differences. Harassment, bullying and victimisation are unlawful behaviours under the Equality Act 2010 , and we have processes in place to address these behaviours if they happen.

The University will not accept harassment of its staff or students by third parties, including project partners, clients, contractors or visitors. Bullying or harassment directed towards visitors to the University from any party are equally unacceptable. Any examples of such harassment should be brought to the attention of your line manager, tutor, supervisor or project partner immediately.

We are committed to taking action to resolve disputes and conflict early, and work in partnership with people across the University, including the Students’ Union and recognised trades unions, to develop positive approaches to resolving conflict and disputes.

Please note that this policy is due to be reviewed in 2022.

Read the dignity at work and study policy

Who can help me?

If you are a student, member of staff or a visitor to the University, support is avaialble if you experience bullying or harassment on campus or while working for the University.

Last update: 10 February 2022 [AH]

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