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Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a vibrant community where an inclusive culture is promoted and diversity is valued. We subscribe to the University’s Equal Opportunities Policy and have an active Equity and Diversity Committee to ensure best practices are maintained and new strategies are developed to promote an inclusive and thriving environment at the Institute.

Zero Tolerance to Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute regard all forms of bullying, harassment and victimisation as unacceptable. It is the responsibility of each member of the Institute, both staff and students, to assist in promoting an environment of mutual respect and consideration.

Bullying is any behaviour which makes someone feel intimidated, humiliated or offended, whether or not it is intended to do so.

Harassment is unwanted conduct that violates another person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment and may be related to: sex or gender, age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or other grounds, and is illegal.  In particular, sexual harassment includes any unwanted sexual comments or jokes as well as unwanted physical contact.

Victimisation is the hostile treatment of someone who has made a complaint about discrimination or has helped someone who has been the victim of discrimination.

If you feel that you are being bullied, harassed or victimised, or have witnessed these behaviours within the Institute, please click here for our guidance document. 

Equity and Diversity Champions

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute has Equity and Diversity Champions who provide visible leadership and promote good practice on gender equality. For further information, please see here


Wellbeing Champions

We have two Wellbeing Champions who provide information and guidance to individual members of the Institute on a wide range of issues. The Wellbeing Champions also develop new initiatives for Wellbeing across the Institute. For further information, please see here


The College Policies

The Colleges of the University of Cambridge also have their own Equality and Diversity policies. To view the policies for your College, visit here


The University of Cambridge Initiatives

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute supports the University-led initiatives in the areas of Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing.

There is no place for any form of harassment or sexual misconduct at the University of Cambridge.  The ‘Breaking the Silence’ initiative aims to prevent harassment and sexual misconduct, and provides a range of resources for staff and students.

Childcare Office

The Childcare Office oversees the facilities and assistance offered to University staff with Children.  The support offered included Workplace Nurseries, a Holiday Play scheme, salary exchange schemes and an information service.

Dignity at Work

The aim of the Dignity at Work policy is to support and sustain a positive working environment for all staff and students, free from any form of unacceptable behaviour.

Equality & Diversity Section

The E&D section seeks to help the University progress equalities policy in line with legislation, and to develop good practice in supporting under-represented groups. 

Mediation Service 

The mediation service can help resolve disagreements between members of staff with support from impartial, trained mediators.

PostDoc Academy

The PostDoc Academy is the leading organisation dealing with issues relating to the postdoctoral community. The PostDoc Academy provides an academic, administrative and pastoral focus and aims to enhance the physical and intellectual experience of postdocs.

Personal and Professional Development (PPD)

The PPD team offers a wide range of practical training and development opportunities to help staff explore their potential and get the most from their time at the University.

Reflection & Prayer Facilities

A number of rooms are made available by the University for its students, staff and authorised visitors, with the primary purpose of providing safe, clean and inclusive places for prayer and reflection. 

Trade Unions

The University recognises Unison and Unite for collective bargaining and consultation for all staff with the status of University Assistant.  This unions also advise, support and represent their members in relation to individual members.


The University is committed to providing a healthy and fulfilling working environment and improving the quality of working lives for all staff.