The purpose of the University BAME and International Staff Network is to provide a safe and welcoming space for BAME and International staff in Queen’s to regularly meet during work hours, to discuss Over the academic year, the network hopes to serve its membership and the University community in the following ways:
- As a social space, by providing opportunities for staff members to meet, share experiences, network, and collaborate.
- By offering a ‘safe space’ where staff and students can seek advice, support and signposting in the interests of their welfare.
- By giving members, as university stakeholders, a platform for engaging in productive discussions to inform and collaborate on action related to BAME and international staff issues.
- By acting as a platform for sharing information about initiatives and events tackling issues pertinent to its members, raising awareness of problems, giving voice to experiences, and showcasing findings related to the different communities classified under the labels ‘BAME’ and ‘international’ within the university.
- By acting as a platform for contributing to institutional cultural change, by contributing insights, offering perspectives and raising critical questions in the interests of staff who identify as or are categorised as BAME international staff
- By acting as a platform for representing the interest of BAME and international staff and sharing knowledge that will help improve decision making at all levels within the institution.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion are responsible for the following policies and procedures.
The University is committed to establishing an environment that is free from any form of harassment and bullying. Please click here to read the Bullying Harassment Complaints Procedure.
In the event that a member of staff or student feels that they are being subjected to harassment on grounds of their religion, sex (including transgender), political opinion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin, or age, they are entitled to make a complaint against their harassor. You can find further information here.
- Anti-Harassment Advisors
The University have a number of trained Anti-Harassment Advisors on campus at Queen's University. Details of the Advisors here. Anti-Harassment Advisors work in a variety of roles across campus, providing a confidential information service to staff on issues relating to bullying, harassment and discrimination. If you feel you or someone you know is being bullied or harassed you can contact an advisor confidentially. You can find more information here.
- Further Help and Useful Links
The following documents have been provided to help staff and students understand some of the issues
Any feedback on these documents above should be sent to the Diversity and Inclusion Unit.
- International Staff Support
The International Staff Support team provide specialist advice and support, to new and current staff at the University on a range of issues including immigration advice and processing of certificates of sponsorship and advice and practical support to international staff and their families moving to Northern Ireland. Further information can be found here.
- Protection from Racial Discrimination
Staff and students from Black and Minority Ethnic groups are covered under the protected characteristics listed in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
For more information and support see the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.
If you would like to seek further guidance or support, you can find more information on our support section. However, please note that the University is not responsible for the content which appears on third party websites.