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Department of Earth Sciences


The Department and the University regard all forms of bullying and harassment as 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.

Definition: Bullying is any behaviour which makes someone feel intimidated, humiliated or offended, whether or not it is intended to do so. Harassment is bullying related to: sex or gender, age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership or pregnancy and maternity and is illegal.  In particular, sexual harassment includes any unwanted sexual comments or jokes as well as unwanted physical contact.

Response: If you feel that you are being bullied or harassed, there are several people you can contact:

  • Richard Harrision, Head of Department
    +44 1223 765702,
  • Andy WoodsInstitute of Energy and Environmental Flows
    +44 1223 765702,
  • Maryline Vautravers, Safety Officer for Earth Sciences
    +44 1223 333470,
  • Charlotte Kenchington, Teaching Support Manager for Earth Sciences
    +44 1223 768330,
  • Alison Cook, Business Operations Manager for Earth Sciences
    +44 1223 333421,
  • Student Advice Service,
    +44 1223 746999,
  • Your tutor, senior tutor, Director of Studies, supervisor (for graduate students).

Incidents can also be reported at a later date to any of the above.

Any member of staff, or demonstrator, approached with a report of bullying or harassment, must:

  • Treat concerns seriously
  • Protect the anonymity of the reporter, and ask permission from the reporter before seeking guidance or conveying details to others

If you would like an "off the record" chat, or wish to discuss a concern on behalf of someone else, do please get in contact with one of the above people, who will be more than happy to speak to you.

For further help and advice, please see Breaking the silence - preventing harassment and sexual misconduct.