Dignity and 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 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:

Telephone: 0141 548 2811          

Email: equalopportunities@strath.ac.uk

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Read the Dignity and Respect Policy     

 

 

 

If you require any advice or wish to speak in confidence please contact a Dignity and Respect Adviser.

Students may also contact University Counselling Service 

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.

 

In Development

A safe campus is the responsibility of everyone who is part of the University community: staff, students and visitors.

We all have a responsibility to report if someone’s safety has been threatened, whether that is through inappropriate behaviour, verbal or physical harassment, or other actions that make them feel unsafe, for example threatening posters, stickers or graffiti.

Please report, even if you think you don’t have enough information for us to take action immediately.

All student Academic Policies and Procedures can be found here. 

Please click here for Complaints Handling Procedure: A Guide for Students and Student Discipline Procedure    

External resources

The following web links provide relevant and useful information on bullying and harassment. However, please note the University of Strathclyde is not responsible for maintaining or endorse the materials provided by external websites.

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