Equality & DiversityDignity & Respect

The University of Strathclyde acknowledges that students and staff bring different cultures, lifestyles, experience, ideas and knowledge to the learning, research and working environment.

We are committed to providing an environment where students, staff, visitors and contractors are treated with dignity and respect. Unacceptable behaviour has no place at the University. Any form of discrimination, harassment, victimisation or bullying will not be tolerated.

To emphasise this commitment, we have developed a policy on Dignity and Respect and a network of Dignity and Respect Advisers. Any person experiencing bullying or harassment can contact an adviser for confidential advice and support. In order to avoid any conflict of interest you are advised to contact an adviser external to your local area.

Report & Support

You may also report online any inappropriate behaviour (such as verbal or physical harassment, or other actions that make you feel unsafe, for example threatening posters, stickers or graffiti) so the University can provide you with appropriate support.

Students may also contact University Counselling Service and staff may also seek external counselling from Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

It is the responsibility of all students, staff, visitors and contractors to conduct and interact in a fair and respectful manner at all times. 

We can all make a difference through leading by example, contributing ideas and suggestions. Please share these with the Equality and Diversity office:

Email: equalopportunities@strath.ac.uk


The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

provides confidential, independent and impartial advice to employers and employees who are involved in an employment dispute or are seeking information on employment rights and rules

Bullying and harassment at work

ACAS - guide for employees

Bully OnLine

Website on workplace bullying and related issues

Bullying at work

Health and safety Executive advice for individuals

Bullying of Academics in Higher Education 

Website provides examples of cases from the UK and abroad

CIPD Factsheets - Harassment and bullying at work

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional association for human resource management professionals 

Dignity and Fairness in the Workplace  

Dignity and Fairness: a guide on your Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace 

Workplace bullying and harassment

UK Government website

Workplace Bullying & Harassment

A survey of UK higher education staff conducted by AcademicFOI.Com through the use of Freedom of Information requests

Academic Anonymous

The Guardian's blog series where academics can tell it like it is

Workplace Bullying 

University of Louisville

Dignity & respect policy

Guidance on investigating complaints