This year’s Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) revealed that some PGRs had witnessed harassment at Surrey. The University has a zero tolerance policy for any kind of harassment and we wanted take this opportunity to remind you of the support and reporting options available to you.
- The University’s EDI strategy is to ‘Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation’, and so the University has a zero tolerance policy for harassment.
- Researchers, students and staff should report anything they perceive as harassment, even if they are just a witness to it, via the University’s robust harassment reporting system: Report + Support – University of Surrey.
- Researchers seeking professional advice and guidance on how to handle an incident can contact the EDI team: EDI@surrey.ac.uk
- PGRs and ECRs can ask for a confidential 1-2-1 at any time with a friendly RDP Training Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you feel you are being affected by what you have witnessed or experienced, you can seek 1-2-1 emotional support from our trained wellbeing councillors at the Wellbeing Centre. The service is open to all students and staff at the University.
- If you would like to suggest ways in which the Doctoral College can better tackle harassment, please contact the EDI Lead: Neelam.email@example.com