UCL Policies

As an organisation UCL strives to support its staff and promote equality of opportunity within its workforce.  Current initiatives and aims to promote equality and diversity can be seen on the UCL Equalities & Diversity Website.

This June, the UCL Equalities and Diversity team have published new guidance to managers on supporting working parents and carers: download guidance.

Below are some specific policies and services to support staff:

- Childcare facilities/vouchers
- civil partnership
- corporate equality objectives
- disability equality scheme
- equal opportunities
- equal pay audit
- equality objectives
- flexible working to care for children (in work life balance)
- harassment/bullying
- leave for domestic and personal reasons
- maternity/paternity leave links
- maternity/paternity leave financial assistance
- new and expectant mothers (new Policy from UCL Safety Services, Aug 2013)
- non-discriminatory language
- paternity leave and parental leave
- personal relationships code of conduct
- recruitment - positive action statements
- research careers initiative
- rest rooms for new and expectant mothers
- sabbatical leave policy
- sexual orientation
- stress at work
- tax efficient child care facilities
- transgender issues - guidance notes and supportive practice
- work life balance


UCL have a team of trained, volunteer harassment advisors available to listen to members of UCL staff who believe they are being harassed, to clarify the options available and to support and assist you through the process of resolving the matter. All cases will be treated in confidence. (Link to team)

Anti-harassment website - UCL Staff
UCLU Advice & Welfare Site - UCL Students


The Division has its own mentoring scheme, designed to support the development of academic and professional staff. Read full details of the uMentoring scheme.

Divisional Academic Careers Adviser (next Mentoring)

The Division, as part of its commitment to the  development of its early career scientists, including research assistants, post-docs, lecturers and junior group leaders, has an Academic Careers Adviser, Professor Snezana Djordjevic. 

Professor Djordjevic can provide advice on the following:

•          information about UCL’s promotion process

•         advice on how to navigate the faculty, institution and sector

•         advice about the career ladder and alternative tracks

•         review documents such as curriculum vitae

•         discuss the level of achievement expected for promotion

•         direct to other sources of assistance

•         share the “tacit” rules of being successful in the business of research.


Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential service from Workplace Options, an independent, provider of employee support services. Their staff are specialists in fields such as counselling, well-being, family matters, relationships, debt management, and workplace issues.

This support service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is accessible by phone, email, online and via instant messaging. The EAP can provide practical information, fact sheets and packs, resource information on support services in your local area and even short-term counselling to help get you back on track.

Employees Assistance Programme (website)


UCL is one of Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2012 - The Workplace Equality Index - equality for its lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.(http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_work/stonewall_top_100_employers/default.asp)

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