Personal Safety

The University is committed to ensuring its staff, students, contractors and visitors can work, study and live in a safe and pleasant environment. As we continue to monitor the environment at both the Lord Mayor’s Walk Campus and the off-site residences, where required we will take steps to improve such things as lighting, path surfaces, additional CCTV etc. If however, a member of staff or student does feel threatened or unsafe when on the University Campus, both in buildings and in the grounds, they must contact University Security on:

  • T: 01904 876444 (External)
  • T: Extension 6444 (Internal)
  • It is also possible to contact Security by using the call points or phones in the Disabled Refuges

York St John University is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.

It is the policy of the University that violence in any form is unacceptable. Violence includes any form of verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, physical attack and property damage.

Any form of violence by an employee of the University against another employee, volunteer, student, vendor, contractor or visitor to the University, if proved, will lead to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal for unacceptable conduct.

The University is particularly concerned with eliminating all forms of harassment and bullying as it recognises that such behaviour is unacceptable, discriminatory and, in certain circumstances, also unlawful. Members of staff who are subjected to intimidation, bullying, aggression, victimisation, harassment etc. should contact Human Resources or their Line Manager, who are all there to help.

And as part of this process we have a number of Harassment Advisers, who are trained members of staff who can support others in confidence. Details of Advisers can be found by contacting your manager of the HR team.

The Health and Safety Executive has also created a number of documents which provide useful information on controlling violence at work:

HSE - Violence at Work

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