Acceptable Behaviour

The University expects the highest standard of behaviour from its staff, and that all staff are aware of how their behaviour can affect others.

To achieve the highest standard it is the general expectation that all members of staff, including others who may be working on behalf of the University, will behave in an acceptable manner - treating others with courtesy, respect and consideration - and conducting themselves professionally when interacting with members of the University community.

Read the Acceptable Behaviour Policy (PDF, 638kB)


 Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisor – Invitation to submit an expression of interest

The University provides a network of Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisors – trained members of staff who have volunteered to provide a confidential and informal advisory service that is available to staff who may be experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work.  The Advisors can also support staff who may themselves be facing allegations about their own behaviour.  We are now seeking additional volunteers who can join this network. We are keen to attract a diverse range of staff with a variety of backgrounds and personal experiences. 

All those expressing an interest in becoming an Advisor must be:

  • Currently employed by the University as a member of staff.
  • Be available to complete a briefing session on 'acceptable behaviours at work' which will be held on two alternative dates (tbc).
  • The role of the advisor is independent and impartial. To avoid conflict of roles, please note that members of HR, the University Mediation Service and Trade Union representatives are unable to apply for this opportunity.

 Please follow the link to download an application pack.

Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisor Application Form (Office document, 48kB)




Support for staff

We remain fully committed to creating and sustaining a positive and mutually supportive environment for staff, where individuals are treated with courtesy and consideration, difference is valued and diversity respected.

Tracy Brunnock, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
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