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Workplace Protection Policies

Our School prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive workplace, with staff and students upholding the highest community standards. UCD has a number of policies which lay out practical, defined measures to ensure staff and students are treated fairly and equally. The University’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy identifies 10 grounds on which it ensures all policies, procedures, and practices will not discriminate unfairly; including race, religion, or membership of the travelling community. For more, please visit: http://www.ucd.ie/equality/information/equalityimpactassessments/ 

These same principles inform the University’s Dignity and Respect Policy to ensure all staff and students are treated fairly and equally. You can learn more about the procedures at https://www.ucd.ie/equality/support/dignityrespect/ 

If any student or member of staff in SBBS has concerns about or are experiencing bullying, harassment, or discrimination there are a number of people they can approach for assistance in confidence and with discretion:

  • College of Science Student Advisors Dani Findley (dani.findley@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 2362) and Megan Kuster (megan.kuster@ucd.ie; Tel +353 1 716 2381)
  • Dr Joan Simon - SBBS Senior Technical Officer and member of the Dignity and Respect contact panel (joan.simon@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 2283)
  • Dr Derek Costello - SBBS lecturer and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (derek.costello@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 6775)

The thought of reporting an instance of bullying or harassment can seem daunting and isolating. If you are considering initiating the complaints process, we recommend you consult the UCD Dignity and Respect Process flowchart below for a transparent overview of the steps involved. This will help to ensure you know everything you need to feel confident about approaching one of our contact people.

Contact the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science

H1.38 O’Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 2130 | E: undergrad.sbbs@ucd.ie | Location Map