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Race Equality at Cambridge


A wide range of support services are available to University of Cambridge staff.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion section seeks to help the University to progress equalities policy in line with legislation, and to develop good practice in supporting under-represented groups, promoting an inclusive culture, and valuing diversity. The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion section also provides specialist advice and training to University departments and individual members of staff, supports a number of staff networks that promote diversity and celebrates diversity by organising public events.

Visit the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion website >

Dignity at Work Contacts

Dignity at Work Contacts are volunteer employees, drawn from a variety of backgrounds and roles throughout the University, who have received training to act as a first point of contact for employees, and sometimes students, who are experiencing inappropriate behaviour, or have been accused of inappropriate behaviour.

More information on Dignity at Work Contacts and the service they offer is available under the Dignity at Work Policy

Confidential telephone number: (7)65031

Confidential email address:


Human Resources Division

The HR Business Managers and HR Advisers are the principal points of contact for staff in designated institutions. Full details of the University's Human Resources contacts, staff policies and all other information for staff are available on the HR website.

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Staff Counselling Service

The Staff Counselling Service provides confidential personal counselling to help solve personal or work-related problems away from the work environment. The Service is available free of charge to all University staff and is provided by professionally accredited and widely experienced Counsellors and CBT therapists.

Find out more on the staff counselling website >

Internal Mediation Service

The objective of mediation is to provide a supportive structure for two parties in disagreement to get together to try and agree a way forward which will enable them to restore a positive and productive working relationship. In order to reach agreement, the parties must be willing and able to engage fully and openly in the process, which is completely confidential. The University's internal mediators are members of staff, drawn from a variety of backgrounds and roles throughout the University who, as volunteers, have received training in mediation skills in order to assist with the resolution of difficulties between individual members of staff.

Further information about the service >

Trade unions 

Trade unions are available to advise and represent staff in employment matters.

Furter information about trade unions >


The University of Cambridge enourages Univeristy staff to report any instances of racial harassment or discrimination, either relating to themself or another individual. Details of the procedures available to staff are:

Grievance procedure

University staff are able to raise a grievance relating to matters of employment or appointment affecting the member as an individual, or affecting the member's personal dealings or relationships with other members of the University staff.

More about the grievance procedure >