Athena Swan in SHW

Dignity at work "bitesize": a bullying and harassment prevention initiative

Following a staff consultation exercise in 2021 on the topic of "dignity at work", we have created a series of information bites.

Photo of Professors' Square, University of Glasgow

These short messages, which are available to view below, aim to raise awareness and address key issues highlighted through the consultation i.e.

  • increase understanding and raise awareness of what constitutes harassing behaviour, including less obvious behaviours
  • raise awareness of the processes that are in place to report inappropriate behaviour
  • reinforce the important role for bystanders, including feeling comfortable "calling out" inappropriate behaviour

If you need to speak to someone in confidence about any bullying or harassment you have experienced or witnessed, please contact IHW's Kate O'Donnell,  or Asha Costigan. Alternatively, you may report instances of bullying, discrimination or harassment on the UofG website (report bullying: staff | report bullying: students) or contact one of UofG's respect advisers

image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (challenging staff who engage in behaviour that could constitute harassment or bullying)

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image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (being an effective bystander but distracting the perpetrator and using clear looks or gesture to signal disapproval)

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UofG effective bystander Moodle course
UofG dignity at work and study policy

image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (taking action as a group)

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UofG effective bystander Moodle course
UofG dignity at work and study policy

image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (bullying can include behaviours such as overbearing supervision and constant destructive criticism)

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UofG dignity at work and study policy

image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (blocking progression can constitute bullying)

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image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (drawing unnecessary attention to racial or cultural differences is bullying)

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Let's talk about race in the workplace Moodle course
UofG dignity at work and study policy

image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (University of Glasgow has a network of respect advisors who can provide advice and support)

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UofG respect advisers network
UofG dignity at work and study policy

image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature which violates a person's dignity)

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UofG support for those affected by sexual violence and harassment
UofG sexual violence and harassment first responders

UofG supporting a survivor of sexual violence 
UofG personal relationships policy
UofG dignity at work and study policy

image depicting an aspect of dignity at work (bullying and harassment can include setting a person up for failure with impossible workloads and deadlines)

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UofG dignity at work and study policy

Report bullying or harassment (staff) | Report bullying or harassment (students)

UofG dignity at work and study policy