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Human Resources


The University is committed to supporting, developing and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive culture, free from discrimination and based on the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. We recognise the right of every person to be treated in accordance with these values.

The failure of our staff and students to behave with dignity, courtesy and respect towards others can harm individuals and impair our functioning and reputation.

Harassment, bullying and victimisation can cause fear, stress and anxiety, which impose strains on work, study, personal and family life. They can lead to illness, accidents, absenteeism, poor performance, an apparent lack of commitment, and staff resignation or student withdrawal from the University. As such, harassment, bullying and victimisation are unacceptable forms of behaviour and will not be tolerated.

Our policy sets out our commitment and responsibilities and provides information and guidance on how to recognise and address these issues.

Speak to a University Harassment contact

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