The Department of Zoology welcomes students and staff from all parts of the world and walks of life. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintain a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. We are aware of shortcomings in this area, acknowledge struggles that marginalised members of the Department may be experiencing presently, and strive for a fair and equal future.
The Department expects all members of its community to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times. The University of Oxford Equality & Diversity Unit outlines this commitment and what action can be taken if its principles are not observed.
In line with the University of Oxford Policy and Procedure on Harassment, the Department of Zoology does not tolerate any form of harassment or victimisation and expects all members of its community, its visitors and contractors to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration.
We are thoroughly committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all members of the University community are respected. Our departmental Harassment Advisors are Stuart West, Tommaso Pizzari, Sunetra Gupta, Amy Dickman (WildCru), Paul Johnson (WildCru), and Aym Maidment. Whilst we have advisors based in WildCru, if there's a different person you'd be more comfortable approaching, you're welcome to do so. You can also approach an Advisor outside the dept via the EDU Harassment Line, or can contact Advisers who are BAME, LGBTQ+, or who are experts in certain areas via https://edu.admin.ox.ac.uk/support.
A chat with a Harassment Advisor does not automatically begin a formal complaint. The advisors are there to confidentially listen to your experiences, ensure you're aware of all of your options, and provide support with any actions you do decide to take. If you're not sure whether what you're experiencing is harassment or not, the advisors can offer you insight there too.