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Our policies and guidance

Our policies and guidance have been developed to deliver equality to all employees and students. They have been developed in consultation with those they will affect, and we are open to reviewing them as needs develop. They have been designed for consistency in application and transparency in their meaning.

Our main policies and guidance documents can be accessed below, or from the menu on the left.

These documents are also complemented by other policies in the University, which are linked from the menu on the right. These policies are owned by other areas of the University (e.g. Human Resources and the Registry).

Dignity at work and study

Defines bullying, harassment and victimisation and our zero-tolerance expectations in dealing with them. Also defines the role of Harassment Contacts.

Gender identity

Establishes our recognition of all forms of gender expression and outlines support for individuals transitioning between genders.

Religion and belief

How we define a religion or belief, our support for religious observance and expectations of tolerance for others' belief, including non-belief.

Reasonable adjustments guide

Guidelines for enabling staff with an illness or disability to fulfil their potential through reasonable adjustments.

Family Friendly Policies

The University recognises that working flexibly can increase staff motivation, promote work-life balance, reduce employee stress and improve performance and productivity.

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