How Dignity and Respect Advisors can help.
The University is committed to promoting a positive culture in which all members of the University community treat each other with dignity and respect, and where bullying, harassment and discrimination are known to be unacceptable.
To support this commitment, the University provides a network of staff ‘Dignity and Respect Advisors’ (DRAs) made up of staff from across the University and in a variety of roles. DRAs are volunteers trained to work with staff who feel they have been subject to, or have been accused of bullying, harassment, or discrimination.
Dignity and Respect Advisors are available to talk to member of staff in person, or by telephone, during normal working hours.
If you would like to speak to a Dignity and Respect Advisor, please contact the DRA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your details will be passed on to one of our trained advisors who will then contact you to arrange a meeting. Where possible, you will be assigned an Advisor outside your own School/Department.
if you prefer to meet with an Advisor of a specific gender, let the DRA Coordinator when you make initial contact.
Any meeting will be led by you, our advisors are there to listen to your concerns and help you reach a decision on the next step to take to resolve your concerns. You may find it helpful to write down the key points you want to make in advance of the meeting.
You can expect Dignity & Respect Advisors to treat any information you provide as confidential, unless the DRA feels there is a genuine and serious risk of harm to you or other staff/students.
The DRA will take notes of key points during your meeting, as a useful record should a follow-up meeting be necessary. These notes will not be shared with anyone else.