Staff news

New anti-bullying and harassment initiative launched

The Don’t Cross the Line campaign has been launched to raise awareness of dignity and respect across the University.

The campaign intends to provide staff and students with the appropriate level of knowledge to:

  • Understand the expectations placed on them, in relation to dignity and respect, as a member of the University;
  • Understand the University’s zero tolerance stance on any forms of bullying, harassment, discrimination and victimisation;
  • Be aware of the processes and support for raising and addressing such concerns.

Be a Respect Champion

The University is looking for staff to help champion dignity and respect in their working areas. If you would like to be a Respect Champion or would like to find out how you can help promote expected behaviours in your area, please visit the webpage below.  


As ongoing support for staff, the University has developed a training workshop called ‘Where do you draw the line?’. This workshop will provide further informed support, direction and considerations about expected behaviours.

To find out more or to request this training for your department, visit our Respect at Edinburgh website.


Don’t cross the line is such an important awareness raising campaign to reduce all forms of bullying and harassment, behaviours which have no place in the University of Edinburgh. I support it wholeheartedly and would encourage you to become a Respect Champion.

Professor Peter MathiesonPrincipal and Vice-Chancellor

Related links

Respect at Edinburgh website

Dignity & Respect policy

‘Where do you draw the line?’ workshop