Dignity at Work and Study

Dignity at Work and Study

The University Dignity at Work & Study Policy applies equally to students and staff. Members of the University are to be treated with dignity and respect and to be protected from harassment and intimidation at work and study.

The University’s Dignity at Work and Study Policy ‌applies equally to students and staff.  The aim of this Code of Practice is to promote the dignity of all students and staff at the University by eliminating all forms of offensive behaviour, and to establish a working and learning environment that is free from harassment and aggression.  Members of the University are to be treated with dignity and respect and to be protected from harassment and intimidation at work and study. 

Harassment Advisors

Harassment in any form will not be tolerated.  Incidents of harassment will be regarded extremely seriously and can be grounds for disciplinary action.  The University is committed to investigating allegations fully, fairly, quickly, impartially and confidentially. It will promote a climate to eliminate harassment and give dignity to all. 

The University has a network of trained harassment advisers, whose role is to advise all members of the University community on the options for resolution that are available to them. If anyone believes that they are experiencing any form of harassment or bullying, in the first instance they should contact any one of the harassment advisers in the network. 

You can find a complete list of harassment advisors and their contact details here.

If any member of staff would like to train and join the Harassment Advisor Network, please contact a member of the Equal Opportunities Team. Please note that the role of harassment advisor is purely voluntary and there is no remuneration for these duties.

The harassment advisors monitoring form can be found here.

Mediation

The University has an internal network of mediators, who are able to offer mediation to staff. Mediation is an option for members of staff to resolve potential disputes and conflicts. 

Mediation is used to help improve or restore working relationships between individuals and can be used for a variety of circumstances.

  • Mediation is voluntary and completely confidential.
  • A mediator (a neutral third person) will work with the parties to help them find their own solutions and reach an agreement designed to resolve disagreement or improve the situation.
  • Mediation is based on the principle of collaborative problem solving, with a focus on the future and rebuilding relationships, rather than apportioning blame.

More information about staff mediation can be found here.

The Students' Union Advice Centre can offer help and support to students. More information about the Students' Union Advice Centre can be found here.

Occupational Health

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Swansea University has an internal Occupational Health Department based on campus. The Occupational Health department is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (Monday to Friday). To contact the centre, please ring +44 (0)1792 295538 or email Occupational-Health@swansea.ac.uk.

More information about Occupational Health can be found here.

Wellbeing

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Swansea University has an internal Wellbeing Service for students, which is part of Student Support Services.

The service is open to all enrolled students and offers support to students who are experiencing distress arising from psychological, emotional or mental health issues.

For more information about the Wellbeing Service, please visit their website: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/wellbeing/