Students Staff
University of Essex

January 15, 2019

Have Your Say: Racial Harassment in Higher Education

Filed under: Equality and Diversity — Tags: — Mohammed Alam @ 12:16 pm

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have launched an inquiry to understand the types of racial harassment experienced at universities.

They want to hear from you if you have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment from September 2015 onwards.

Feeling a sense of belonging is an important factor in students and staff reaching their potential. Racial harassment can make people feel they don’t belong somewhere. Taking part in this survey will help the Equality and Human Rights Commission to better understand the experiences of staff and students who experience racial harassment and how effectively they can seek redress, which is an important part of feeling able to pursue studies and careers in higher education.

You have until Friday 15 February at 11.59pm to complete the online survey.

We have a zero tolerance approach to harassment, and all students, staff and visitors to our campus can report an incident anonymously or get support from an advisor through our online Report and Support system.

If you want to learn how to intervene safely and prevent incidents from occurring, you can sign up to our bystander intervention training.

Remember that Your Profile Counts! Update your sensitive information on HR Organiser, as we need to be able to identify groups of people who are under-represented, who are not progressing as quickly as others, or who are less successful, and then change things for the better.

 

 



January 11, 2019

University of the year additional days annual leave

Filed under: Advice & Support — Tags: , — Mohammed Alam @ 12:25 pm

Following the announcement on the 14 December here is some information below on the additional annual leave day and how you can book it.

 

Entitlement

Q: Who is entitled to the additional day’s annual leave?

A: Anyone who was employed by the University on the 14 December 2018 when the notification was released will be entitled to an additional day’s annual leave.

 

Q: Does this extend to UECS as well?

A: UECS, Students Union and The Edge Hotel School will be entitled to the additional day.

 

Q: I am leaving the University in the next few months what will happen to my additional day?

A: Your additional day will still be available for you to take prior to you leaving the University.

 

Q: What does a day’s annual leave equate to?

A: For full-time staff, this will equate to an additional 7.2 hours, for part-time staff the additional entitlement will be pro rata to take into account a working pattern of fewer than 36 hours per week.  How we calculate this is to take the full-time entitlement of 7.2 hours to divide this by the full-time hours and then times this by your actual contracted hours.  E.g. 7.2 / 36 * 25 = 5 hours additional entitlement.

 

Q: If I don’t use my additional day’s annual leave can this be carried forward?

A: The additional day is to be used between now and the end of November 2019. There will be no facility to book this additional day beyond November 2019.

 

Q: I started my employment in January 2019, will I receive the additional day’s entitlement?

A: Our University won the prestigious title of the University of the Year as a result of the hard work and dedication of every member of our community, therefore the award is to recognise and reward those who were employed in the period leading up to the award being given.

 

 

How to book

Q: Will the additional day be available through HR Organiser?

A: The day will be available through HR Organiser to book, this day will be easily identified on HR Organiser as it will be called ‘University of the Year’ and hold your entitlement ready for you to book.

 

Q: When can I book this day through HR Organiser?

A: We are currently setting the scheme up and expect it to be available by mid-January, we will, of course, ensure we notify you when it is available on HR Organiser.

 

Q: What happens to my entitlement to the day if I do not book it before November 2019?

A: We will send reminders to Managers of annual leave that is still to be booked, however, the entitlement will automatically be removed after November 2019.

 

Q: I still have unanswered questions, where do I go for help?

A: If you still have questions please contact staffing@essex.ac.uk and we will be happy to help.



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