The new Dignity and Respect Policy has been approved by the Equality and Diversity Committee on 30th October 2017.
If you would like to discuss what support is available please email, in confidence, Santha Forder (HR Manager) S.Forder@uea.ac.uk who will be able to advise.
Everyone who studies or works at UEA has the right to be treated fairly and consistently and with dignity and respect.
To underpin this principle the University's Guidelines for Students on Dealing with Harassment have been developed to guide and support any student who feels they are suffering harassment, bullying or abuse.
The Guidelines tell you how to recognise harassment, bullying and other inappropriate behaviour, and how to deal with it, from simple informal steps through to pursuing a formal complaint. They also tell you who to contact for support and advice at each stage.
Remember, you have the right to be treated fairly and consistently, so do not feel you have to suffer or worry alone.
If you suffer bullying or discrimination outside the University you don't need to suffer alone. Friendly support and advice is also available from our local Diversity Liaison Officer, Hau Yee Lam.
Diversity Liaison Officers (DLOs) are part of the Police Diversity Team. They work to increase trust and confidence in the Police and reduce fear of crime by liaising with people of all communities, support groups and organisations.
If you would like to speak to Hau Yee please call the non-emergency number below.
Hau Yee currently covers the area of City Centre, University & Eaton, West Centre, Earlham and all South Norfolk
DLOs provide operational support alongside the Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Together they deal with community tension, hate incidents and raise awareness on a variety of issues such as race, disability, sexual orientation, gender, religion and age.
PCSO 8157 Hau Yee Lam, Diversity Liaison Officer
0845 456 4567 or 07909535383
http://www.norfolklgbtproject.co.uk/support/groups/blah/ youth group for those under 25 Norfolk
https://oasisnorfolk.com/ Oasis is a self help and support group for trans-people and their partners and family. Norfolk
http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/ National society
http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/ National – great place to start the discussions if you do not know where to start!
Directory of LGBT+ friendly bars, groups, arts etc. http://www.norwichpride.org.uk/community/lgbt-directory/