Professional culture support in Life Sciences
Information about the support we offer in the School of Life Sciences.
We are proud of our vibrant and interactive community and want to support and develop all our students and staff so they can do their best.
Harassment, bullying or victimisation support
Harassment, bullying or victimisation are unacceptable behaviours as outlined in the University’s Dignity at Work and Study policy. Concerns relating to issues of this nature should be raised. The lists below summarise points of contacts. Please use these contacts when you need them so we can address issues raised. Please also note that concerns will be kept confidential and will only be shared when consent is given.
We have trained Harassment and Bullying Advisors who are part of a University Network:
Alongside the advisors you can get support for concerns about harassment and bullying from those listed below and listed under University support.
School support contacts
Please use these contacts when you need them.
- Adviser of Studies/Senior Adviser
- Programme Lead
- Thesis Monitoring Committee
- Head of Postgraduate Studies
- PhD association (PiCLS) officers
- Line Manager/Head of Division
- People team
- Associate Dean for Professional Culture
- School Manager
- Mental Health First Aiders
Dependent care support
We aim to encourage and support the professional development of our staff and students who have primary carer responsibilities. Funds may be available to help cover extra costs associated with attendance at scientific meeting or to provide research assistant support during parental leave to enable research to continue during absences. To discuss what support is available please contact Inke Näthke (Associate Dean for Professional Culture) at the earliest opportunity.
Sarah McKim, Principal Investigator, Plant Sciences
The University provides a wealth of avenues to gain support. Here is a list of contacts, including any concerns about harassment and bullying: