The School of Chemistry is committed to supporting staff and students who have disabilities and ensuring a positive and inclusive environment for all.
The University Disabled Staff Forum provides a platform for disabled colleagues to share experiences. The chair of the Forum meets with the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team to provide feedback and work collaboratively to influence policy/practice to minimise barriers. The Forum also works to raise awareness of visible and non-visible disability-related issues.
For students the Bristol SU Disability and Accessibility Network provides a safe space for those who identify as disabled and encourages a positive community.
There is also the University Disability Services, who provide information, advice and support to prospective and current students with a range of disabilities, learning difficulties and other health and mental health conditions.
Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, assault and discrimination are not acceptable. Students and staff can report something anonymously or get advice.
The University has a network of trained volunteers who provide an informal advisory service to staff who feel they may be experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work. The Advisors help people accused of unacceptable behaviour as well as those who are unhappy with behaviour.
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Please note the School of Chemistry Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meets six times a year. If you have any questions concerning EDI or anything you would like to raise with the committee please email firstname.lastname@example.org.