At CMM we are passionate about making our workplace a safe and inclusive one. We take our commitment to the Acceptable Workplace Behaviours policy seriously.
The University has a network of Advisors who are volunteers trained to provide an informal advisory service to staff experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work. If you feel you are experiencing inappropriate behaviour, you are encouraged to contact an Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisor. Alternatively, Report and Support is an online tool which offers you a quick and easy way to tell us about specific incidents. Staff and students can use the tool to report something anonymously or to be linked to someone you can talk to about what you’ve experienced.
The School of CMM recognises the importance of mentoring. If you would like a mentor, and/or if you have a certain individual in mind, please contact Anne Ridley for this to be arranged. There is also mentoring and other support available specifically for postdoctoral staff, called Bristol Clear, and at School level we have a peer-mentoring scheme for our research postgraduate students.
A number of our staff currently take advantage of flexible working arrangements. Requests for flexible working are always considered (and usually approved) and could include job shares, part time working, term time or seasonal working, career breaks, training breaks. The School recognises flexible working can provide benefits to both the employer and the employee.
The School and the University are committed to promoting a culture of health and wellbeing amongst staff and students. The School promotes a sense of community by arranging a number of social and wellbeing events for staff and students.
The School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is committed to sharing our world class research with the public. Staff and students from our three research themes - cancer biology, stem cell biology, and infection and immunology - take part in a wide range of outreach activities each year. We aim to engage with people of all ages, from all backgrounds, sharing our passion for science.
Our Staff Networks provide a safe space for colleagues sharing particular circumstances or characteristics to connect with others, share experiences and challenge organisational practices to create a more inclusive working environment.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network