UCL Human Resources


Resources to support your work environment

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, providing you with a range of supports to meet your specific needs. This section highlights what is available to support your working environment.

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Equipment and workstation

Workplace Health (WH) department do not approve the purchase of ergonomic equipment or specialist software. The decision on whether to place an order (that is, is it reasonable to support the individual in performing their role) rests with the line manager, and there is no requirement for a WH report to be on file.

Please note the following process:

  1. If assistive technology or ergonomic equipment (e.g. chairs, standing desk, adapted keyboards, Assistive Software Technology) are required, please contact the Digital Accessibility Team via digitalaccessibility@ucl.ac.uk for advice and help with sourcing this equipment. There are ways in which you can adapt your equipment, workspace and work habits for your needs - please visit Digital Accessibility Services website for more information.
  2. If other types of support are required in addition to equipment / software, for example if the injury / disability is impacting on your role and physiotherapy or workplace adjustments are required, please proceed as above (point 1) but additionally you may wish to be referred to Workplace Health:
  • If physiotherapy is required, you can complete a self-referral form to access treatment and advice.
  • If other support is required, including workplace adjustments, please (ask your manager to) send a management referral form. Our clinicians would then offer a consultation, including signposting as per above (point 1) if this was not already underway. Please note: following a management referral, a report is sent to the manager and HR Business Partner with recommendations.

Accessibility and inclusivity

Digital Accessibility services - available if you identify as having a disability or ergonomic need and require support with IT.  

Information and guidance on disabilities and accessibility - including reasonable adjustments are available to support you at work if you have a disability, impairment, mental or physical health condition. 

UCL Access Guides - UCL has worked with AccessAble to provide access guides to staff, students and visitors to our world leading university, we hope you find them useful. 

The Sunflower Lanyard - invisible disability scheme - The Invisible Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has an invisible disability and requires additional assistance while out in public. 

Hybrid working

The Making Hybrid Work hub gives you all the latest information about the support and guidance available for working in a hybrid world.    

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Spaces for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing

Find a quiet room at UCL - available for all staff members to use whatever your reason or need  

Quiet contemplation rooms - available specifically for those who are seeking space for spiritual and/or faith purposes.  

Toilets at UCL - download a list of all the toilets on UCL Bloomsbury campus. 

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Your safety at work

Download and use the SafeZone app to contact UCL Security in an emergency  

Report bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct via Report + Support whether you have impacted directly or if you have witnessed misconduct towards someone else. Report anonymously, or with your contact details.   

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