Dignity at work and study

Ensuring a welcoming, inclusive and accessible learning and working environment.

Ulster University is committed to protecting the dignity of its staff and students by ensuring a welcoming, inclusive and accessible learning and working environment.

Harassment or bullying can cause personal distress and tackling any inappropriate behaviour is essential to ensuring the University maintains its core values.

Policy and procedures

The University does not condone any form of bullying or harassment. This is outlined in its Bullying and Harassment (Dignity at Work) Policy and Procedures.

Staff Mediation Service

The mediation service is a voluntary process and is a way of resolving conflict between individuals in the workplace.

Making a complaint

Advice for staff and students on how to make a formal complaints of bullying or harassment.

Bullying and harassment advisors

Trained bullying and harassment advisors at Ulster University.

Rules for dealing with cyber-bullying

Help and advice on how to deal with cyber-bullying

Staff supporting work-based and placement learning

These guidance notes apply to paid and unpaid work placements and also to students who are studying abroad.

Information for students

The University has a comprehensive policy and procedure for dealing with complaints of bullying and harassment in the learning environment.

Students on work-based and placement learning

Guidelines to assist and support any student who believes they may be being subjected to harassment or bullying whilst on a work-based learning placement.

Guidance for line managers

Line managers have certain specific responsibilities in relation to policy and procedure for dealing with complaints of bullying and harassment.

Guidance for staff members who have been accused of bullying or harassment

Even if you did not intend to offend anyone, you may find that someone tells you that they are offended or upset by certain aspects of your behaviour, and asks you to stop behaving towards them in a particular manner. This guidance provides tips for dealing with being challenged about an aspect of your behaviour.

External support providers & resources

Contact

For more information contact Employee Relations at er@ulster.ac.uk.