Dignity and Respect on Campus Scheme launched by the Vice Chancellor.
The scheme was launched by the Vice Chancellor Professor Calie Pistorious on 19th October 2011, following the last day of training for Dignity and Respect Advisors.
He congratulated and thanked the volunteers who have been recruited from different parts of the University. He said their role is important in enhancing a culture where staff and students are treated with dignity and respect. He added, the scheme is recognised in the Strategic Plan as a mechanism for helping to improve the organisational culture and is an important part of the culture project.
The scheme was developed following recommendations from the Equality and Diversity Committee and approval by the Senior Management Team in June 2010. It will also support the University to meet its legal obligations under the General Equality Duties.
Aim of the Scheme
The aim of the scheme is to provide confidential, independent, impartial support and advice to staff and students who may experience bullying, harassment or discrimination.
It is widely recognised that if these issues are not resolved at an early stage, they can result in stress, illness, lack of productivity and absenteeism which is not good for individuals or the University.
The purpose of the scheme is to prevent issues escalating into a formal stage by helping individuals explore ways in which issues can be resolved and signposting them to relevant areas or information where appropriate.
How to contact a Dignity and Respect Advisor
Staff and students are encouraged to make use of the newly trained advisors who are independent from other processes e.g. Unions and HR.
If you would like to speak to a Dignity and Respect Advisor, you can contact an advisor of your choice directly from the list to the right of this page.
How do I become a Dignity and Respect Advisor?
Currently we are not recruiting new volunteer Advisors but may do so at a future date. If you are interested in becoming an advisor please contact the Equality and Diversity Advisor.
Do you have any questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact Anne Mwangi, Equality and Diversity Advisor on 01482 466333, internal 6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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