Diversity and inclusion resources

University policies

  • 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.
  • Staff Leave Policies exist for a range of circumstances including maternity, paternity and adoption. The university has a policy for Student Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave.
  • The University Equality & Diversity Committee
  • When you return after a period of parental leave, you may be eligible for academic support funding. 
  • Flexible Working is supported by the university but must be requested explicitly by an individual.
  • Performance and Development Review is an annual opportunity for staff and their line managers to reflect on the past year and plan for the forthcoming year.
  • Promotion details are available on the HR section of the website.
  • Mentoring schemes are available to help individuals to become more effective and advance their careers.
  • Counselling services are available for students and staff to get advice and support.
  • The University has 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.

Training resources

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

Useful organisations

  • ECU supports equality and diversity at UK universities. ECU runs the Athena SWAN scheme.
  • Equate Scotland works with industry, academia, public bodies and government to promote gender equality in key sectors.