IHW dignity at work and study "bitesize" campaign launches
Each year, our Athena SWAN staff consultation working group conducts an in-depth exploration of how staff view or feel about certain topics that impact their working lives.
The most recent consultation topic, "Dignity at work ", considered staff members' experiences and views on bullying and harassment within IHW.
A report of the consultation found that while staff perceived a positive work culture within IHW, some had also experienced both overt and covert bullying.
Recommendations from the staff consultation report have been taken forward by the IHW Athena Swan self assessment team, and, alongside the university’s Dignity at Work and Study Policy, a series of information bites have been created. The aim of these is to help to promote a positive workplace environment and culture where instances of bullying and harassment will not be tolerated.
The bites – which are available to view below – are a series of short messages that aim to raise awareness and address key issues highlighted through the consultation i.e.
- to increase understanding and raise awareness of what constitutes harassing behaviour, including less obvious behaviours
- to raise awareness of the processes that are in place to report inappropriate behaviour
- to reinforce the important role for bystanders, including feeling comfortable "calling out" inappropriate behaviour.
UofG support for those affected by sexual violence
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
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, Cindy Gray or Asha Costigan. Alternatively, you may report instances of bullying, discrimination or harassment on the UofG website (report bullying: staff | report bullying: students) or get in touch with one of UofG's respect advisers.
First published: 28 June 2018