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The University does not tolerate any form of harassment or victimisation and expects all its members, visitors and contractors to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration.

The University is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all members of the University are respected.

A person subjects another to harassment where s/he [1] engages in unwanted and unwarranted conduct which has the purpose or effect of:

  • violating another person’s dignity, or
  • creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for another person. 

Bullying is a form of harassment and may be characterised as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour.  Misuse of power through means intended to undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient is also classified a bullying.

If you feel that you have been subject to or have witnessed bullying and harassment, then support is available from the network of harassment advisors across the University. The Departmental harassment advisor is; Lynne Roberts.

These leaflets contain further information on these topics:

- Harassment flowchart -  procedure that should be followed by University staff

- Common questions on Bullying and Harassment

- Information about Bullying and Harassment

- Robust Management style? or Bullying?