Grievance, disciplinary and other dismissal procedures

The Council of the University approved revised Disciplinary, Grievance and other Dismissal Procedures at its meeting on 17 July 2009 and revised in December 2012.

The procedures have been introduced under Statute 29 of the University's Statutes and will be incorporated into Ordinances 25 and 26 of the University's Ordinances.

The new procedures have been prepared in consultation with representatives of UCU, Unison and Unite and replace the procedures previously incorporated in Statutes and Ordinances and the procedures for staff not covered by Statutes.

The new procedures apply to all members of staff except those engaged on a claims basis and Graduate Teaching Fellowships.

The new procedures take immediate effect.

Under the new arrangements, the University has agreed with trade unions a local definition of academic freedom.

Follow the links below to view each new procedure:

All the procedures are also available in a single document

The new Grievance Procedure is supported by a Mediation Procedure.