The Department of Haematology is a vibrant community where an inclusive culture is promoted and diversity is valued. We subscribe to the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy and have a team of Equality and Diversity Champions to ensure best practices are maintained and new strategies are developed to promote an inclusive and thriving environment.
Equality and Diversity Champions
The Department of Haematology has two Equality and Diversity Champions who provide visible leadership and promote good practice on gender equality.
Joanna Baxter, Equality and Diversity Champion, email@example.com
Brian Huntly, Equality and Diversity Champion, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Haematology also has two Wellbeing Advocates to provide guidance about Wellbeing issues, increase awareness and promote our Wellbeing events and initiatives.
Dominique Coshia, Wellbeing Advocate, email@example.com
Becky Iles, Wellbeing Advocate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zero tolerance to bullying, harassment and victimisation
All forms of bullying, harassment and victimisation are unacceptable. It is the responsibility of each member of the Department, both staff and students, to assist in promoting an environment of mutual respect and consideration.
Bullying is any behaviour which makes someone feel intimidated, humiliated or offended, whether or not it is intended to do so.
Harassment is unwanted conduct that violates another person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment and may be related to: sex or gender, age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or other grounds, and is illegal. In particular, sexual harassment includes any unwanted sexual comments or jokes as well as unwanted physical contact.
Victimisation is the hostile treatment of someone who has made a complaint about discrimination or has helped someone who has been the victim of discrimination.
If you feel that you are being bullied, harassed or victimised, or have witnessed these behaviours within the Department, please read our guidance document.
University of Cambridge initiatives
The Department of Haematology supports University initiatives in the areas of equality, diversity and wellbeing:
There is no place for any form of harassment or sexual misconduct at the University of Cambridge. The ‘Breaking the Silence’ initiative aims to prevent harassment and sexual misconduct, and provides a range of resources for staff and students.
The Childcare Office oversees the facilities and assistance offered to University staff with Children. The support offered included Workplace Nurseries, a Holiday Play scheme, salary exchange schemes and an information service.
The aim of the Dignity at Work policy is to support and sustain a positive working environment for all staff and students, free from any form of unacceptable behaviour.
The E&D section seeks to help the University progress equality and diversity policy in line with legislation and to develop good practice in supporting under represented groups.
The mediation service can help resolve disagreements between members of staff with support from impartial, trained mediators.
The PostDoc Academy is the leading organisation dealing with issues relating to the postdoctoral community. The PostDoc Academy provides an academic, administrative and pastoral focus and aims to enhance the physical and intellectual experience of postdocs.
The PPD team offers a wide range of practical training and development opportunities to help staff explore their potential and get the most from their time at the University.
A number of rooms are made available by the University for its students, staff and authorised visitors, with the primary purpose of providing safe, clean and inclusive places for prayer and reflection.
The University recognises Unison and Unite for collective bargaining and consultation for all staff with the status of University Assistant. These unions also advise, support and represent their members in relation to individual matters.
The University is committed to providing a healthy and fulfilling working environment and improving the quality of working lives for all staff.