We are committed to ensuring a working and learning environment in which all University members (staff and students) are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, and where bullying and harassment are not tolerated.
The Dignity at Warwick policy outlines unacceptable behaviours and the process on reporting and dealing with inappropriate behaviour.
We expect all members of the University to recognise their responsibilities and to:
- behave in a way that respects the rights and dignity of others
- treat others fairly
- display courtesy and good manners in every interaction appreciating that individuals have different styles and expectations
- value differences in others and the contribution they make
- work and study within the University on a co-operative basis
- demonstrate a commitment to upholding the University's policies on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
Use this link to report your concerns using the Online Reporting Form or request to speak to a Dignity Contact:
If you are an agency worker (I.e.Unitemps) and have concerns in relation to Dignity at Warwick during your placement, please speak to your agency directly.
We are committed to providing a high quality service to all our students throughout their University experience. As part of this we actively encourage feedback on all aspects of the student experience. We understand though that there may be occasions where our level of service has been significantly short of what is expected and you may wish to submit a complaint. Please choose the link that relates to you:
The student complaints resolution pathway information can be found here.
Stop and Reflect
Could “harmless banter” be causing offence to those around you? If the answer is yes, this can have a negative impact on an individual’s work, study and life. Ensure that your jokes are not causing those around you to feel uncomfortable.
Stop and Talk
If you feel uncomfortable with the way someone is talking or acting towards you, talk to them and let them know how they are making you feel. If you do not feel able to talk directly to them, speak with your line manager.
Stop and Listen
If someone wishes to discuss an issue with you, stop and listen. Respect the opinion and belief of others. It is not easy to confront a situation and by listening and talking it may resolve a problem.
Dignity Reporting Options:
Information for Dignity contacts:
Staff Support and Information:
- Video Learning Resources - How to Handle Difficult Situations at Work
- Aide Memoire
- Staff Counselling Service
- Summary of Protected Characteristics
- Dignity at Warwick Resources page
- Dignity at Warwick policy
- The ACAS website
Sources of support for Students:
- Student Support Services, tel 02476575570 or ext 75570
- Counselling Service, tel 02476 523761 ext 23761
- Student Advice Centre, tel 02476 572824 or ext 72824
- Welfare Officer (Students' Union sabbatical officer), tel 02476 572778 or ext 72778
- Nightline (listening service), 9pm-9am, tel 02476 417688 or ext 22199
- Chaplaincy, tel 02476 523519 or ext 23519