Diversity and inclusion

Mosaic of faces

The University of Glasgow is committed to promoting equality in all its activities and aims to provide a work, learning, research and teaching environment free from discrimination and unfair treatment. The University is upfront about its Equal Pay policy. The Equality and Diversity Unit is responsible for promoting and embedding all aspects of equality and diversity within the University community.

The University has a zero-tolerance policy to harassment and bullying, believing that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect within their working and learning environment. These values have been brought together to form the University’s Dignity at Work and Study policy, which defines harassment and bullying and outlines different support measures in place if you are a victim of harassment and bullying.

To supplement the Dignity at Work and Study policy, the University has also published a Code of Practice on Unacceptable Behaviour.

The University has also created a Respect Advisors Network, who can provide additional support to those subjected to harassment or bullying. Members of the Respect Advisors Network have been trained to offer confidential, impartial, one-to-one support and they can clarify the options available for you to deal with bullying or harassment at the University.

Disability

The University's Disability Services empower students & staff with disabilities, learning difficulties and medical conditions, to experience in full what the University has to offer. They provide a range of provisions and specialist support to:

• Registered students of the University with a disability
• Potential students of the University with a disability including Summer School and Access students
• University staff with a disability.

If you would like more information on declaring a disability within the University, more information is available here.

The School of Chemistry Disability Coordinator is Professor David Jackson, who helps to promote and support disabled staff and students as well as to promote disability equality within the School. If you would like more information, please email Professor Jackson.


LGBT+

The School of Chemistry strives to offer a supportive environment to all students and staff, regardless of sexuality or gender identity.

The Equality and Diversity Unit have collated a number of helpful resources to support LGBT+ students and staff. The University has also appointed a Gender and Sexual Diversity Equality Champion, who chairs the Gender and Sexual Diversity Group, where issues affecting LGBT+ people can be raised and addressed or referred to appropriate bodies for action.

The School would love to know what it could do better to support its LGBT+ community – please contact us with feedback and suggestions.


Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) members of the University

The University is committed to inclusivity for all staff and students, regardless of their ethnicity. The most recent University Staff Survey (2018) found that staff identifying as BAME were, on average, more positive than white staff members about their experience of working at the University.

The University has a wide range of support available for new international staff members and students of the University.

For international students, the University’s Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service (LEADS) can provide a variety of support, including:

  • Writing advice for international students
  • Maths and statistics advice

In addition, the University has appointed a race equality champion, who co-chairs the race equality group. Issues affecting BAME staff and students may be raised directly with line managers or supervisors, or alternatively Ms Bonnie Dean and Professor Satnam Virdee, co-chairs of the race equality group, may be contacted for advice and support.


Diversity and inclusion Moodles

The University has some online training Moodles to promote equality and diversity - follow the links below to find out more:


Full stop campaign

To highlight different types of bullying and harassment, the University ran a 'Full Stop' campaign in 2015/16. This involved the creation of multiple posters which were displayed across the University containing example bullying and harassment scenarios based on real-life cases reported across the University. These posters are also displayed in this section. A new Full Stop campaign is due to launch towards the end of 2019.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 1: Bullying or Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 2: “I’m sorry” said Bill. “This School doesn’t organise collections for gay weddings…” Exclusion equals harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 3: “But look” said Ellie, “80 people liked what I said on Facebook, so they obviously think she’s fat and ugly too. What’s the problem?” Abuse equals bullying – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 4: “Are you honestly telling me that she objects to being called Rear of the Year?” grinned Pete. “She should take it as a compliment…” Sexism equals harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 5: “Speaking my mind is not bullying” yelled Pam, red in the face, and banging the desk so hard she spilled Mary’s coffee… Shouting equals bullying – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 6: “Oh, do we have to?” Andy grumbled. “If we include her, we’ll have all that hassle with her wheelchair and access and stuff…” Exclusion equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 7: “Let me introduce my assistant” joked the Director, leave Lynne to explain wearily that she was, in fact, office manager… Belittling equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

 

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 8: “Not again” said Steve anxiously, checking his phone. “She keeps texting me like we’re still together. We split up six months ago…” Stalking equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 9: “Oh, come on!” said Zach. “He’s clearly a homo, so what’s wrong with saying it? And if you don’t see it that way, maybe you are too…” Homophobia equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 10: “Oh, get real” said Frank, laughing. “Do you really think I’m going to give you extra shifts after you complained about me last week?” Victimisation equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 11: “We’re all going to discuss the project in the pub at 5” announced Fiona, knowing full well Jim had to pick up his kids… Exclusion equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 12: “I’m not saying she’s gay” said Ruth, “but she’s pals with that lesbian, and that tells me all I need to know. I’m not inviting her...” Homophobia equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 13: “How come he gets longer to sit the exam than the rest of us?” asked Mia. “I didn’t realise being thick counted as a disability…” Abuse equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 14: “Don’t be stupid – it’s just Twitter” said Habib, bristling. “You can say what you want online…” Abuse equals bullying – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 15: “Raj? I get on fine with him personally” said Kathy, trying to sound reasonable, “but, you know how it is, he’s just not one of us…” Racism equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 16: “Caroline may be the best qualified” said Jen, “but I’m not asking her to give this seminar. It’s too obvious she’s really a guy…” Transphobia equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 17: “How can he expect us to take him seriously?” hissed the Professor. “I mean, he only works for s service department…” Demeaning equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 18: “So basically, he’s got me doing his job” sighed Adil. “And I can’t say no, because he’s supervising my PhD, so he’s got the power to fail me…” Exploiting equals bullying – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 19: “Your accent’s really amazing, Mr Patel” said Jo. “Over the phone, like this, anyone would think you were Scottish…” Stereotyping equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 20: “I’ve told you before” said Geoff, Coldly. “I don’t care if it takes you all night – as long as it’s ready first thing in the morning…” Overloading equals bullying – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 21: “She’s pregnant again?” exclaimed Phil. “So we’ll have to pick up her teaching. And what happens to our research bid?” Sexism equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 22: “OK. So I made a joke about her anorexia” admitted Tom “but she didn’t have to burst into tears. I was just having a laugh…” Ridicule equals bullying – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 24: Jack was adamant. “It’s not my problem if Majid chooses to attend prayers at that time every week, he’ll just have to catch up later…” Exclusion equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 25: “You’re kidding?” asked Mingzhu, astonished. “Go back where I came from? You mean Paisley?” Racism equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 26: “It’s all getting a bit creepy” whispered Katy. “That’s five times this week he’s sat beside me. He’s not even on my course…” Stalking equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.

University of Glasgow Full Stop poster number 27: “Why on earth did they give him the job?” asked John, aghast. “Don’t they know which school he went to?” Sectarianism equals Harassment – we can help you bring it to a Full Stop.