Support and Advice for Staff
The Equality and Diversity Unit is able to offer guidance and advice to departments on University policies.
The Legal Services Office offers guidance to departments on the law.
Guidance on personnel policy should be sought by departments from their designated Sector Personnel Officer and by individuals from their departmental administrator or Head of Department.
The Equality and Diversity Unit provides a network of harassment advisers and is also responsible for updating the Policy and Procedure on Harassment. Investigations into claims of harassment are the responsibility of either the Registrar or the Department; these rules are explained in the Policy and Procedure on Harassment. .
The University offers training in best practice for those involved in the admissions process, recruitment and selection, management and teaching.
Reporting racism in Oxford City and Oxfordshire (MANTRA). Victims and witnesses can report racist incidents that take place in Oxford City and Oxfordshire. For more information please see: http://www.reportracismoxon.com/wps/wcm/connect/micro/ReportRacism/Home/
Services and Information
The University has reviewed all existing seminar and other training provision to ensure inclusion of equal opportunities issues where appropriate, and to consider new provision where appropriate and where resources permit.
Training on fair recruitment, management and administration is available from the Oxford Learning Institute.
Training on fair admissions is available from the Admissions office.
Training for harassment advisers is available from the Equality and Diversity Unit.
Guidance for departments on practical issues on employment of refugees and asylum seekers and work permits is available at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/managers/appoint/permits/index.shtml.
The Oxfordshire County Council have produced a Guide to Culture and Faiths in Oxfordshire as part of their social inclusion agenda, provides a good introduction to cultures and faiths.
The BBC Calendar of religious dates.