Support Available

Your manager/line manager:

You can talk to your manager if you have experienced or observed harassment, bullying or victimisation, or if a complaint is made against you under this Policy.

HR Teams:

If you wish to discuss any concerns relating to harassment, bullying or victimisation issues you can contact your customary HR contact, you can find their contact information here.

Dignity at Work Network:

The University Personal Harassment Network is staffed by volunteers from across the University workforce who have received training in the Harassment Policy and Procedures. They are available to provide information on a confidential basis to any member of University staff who feels they are being harassed. The list of contacts can be found here.

Counselling and Support:

Members of staff are able to access confidential counselling which is provided by Health Assured.

Disabled Staff Network:

The network brings together members of the University community with a physical or mental impairment, (either declared or undeclared) in an informal and relaxed way, in order to meet each other, gain or offer support, participate in social activities, and share experiences

LGBT Network:

This network provides a forum for networking and a means of peer support between LGBT staff and offers the opportunity for colleagues from all areas of the University to inform and collaborate on LGBT action.

Trade Union Support:

Trade union representatives are available to provide support. You can find more information on the support provided by representatives here.


Mediation is a voluntary process that supports people in resolving a workplace dispute. The University has a pool of ACAS qualified mediators that can be called upon to mediate in situations where this might be an effective intervention.

In addition to the above University support services please find below a list of external sources that are available to staff experiencing any of the issues listed in the above policy.

Equality and Human Rights Commission:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission challenge discrimination, and protect and promote human rights.

Citizen Advice Bureau:

The Citizen Advice Bureau provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.


Stonewall are an organisation that are working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.

Opportunity Now:

Opportunity Now is the campaign on gender diversity from Business in the Community.