9 October 2018

Safety Week: 8 - 14 October

What should be included in new Code of Conduct on Inappropriate Behaviour?

Safety first

Utrecht University has the ambition to realise a safe social climate for her students and employees, regardless of their diverse backgrounds. Respectful attitudes and behaviours are part of this ambition. This is expressed by our Code of Conduct, that provides the framework for behaviour and reflection for everyone at the UU. Utrecht University has had a  Code of Conduct for Inappropriate Behaviour and a corresponding Complaints Procedure for a long time. These documents are being reviewed now. What would you like to recommend the writers? Let us know via Facebook what you think should be arranged. Which points deserve extra attention? What may not be missing in the new code of conduct and associated complaints procedure?

Current regulations

You can find the current regulations here: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/profile/codes-of-conduct

Have a look at the current Code of Conduct for Inappropriate Behaviour.

However, it may still happen that students or employees encounter inappropriate behaviour. Then, prompt action is in place. That’s what we ask from everyone, not only by behaving properly themselves, but also by having a watchful eye for any form of inappropriate behaviour in their study or work place. Inappropriate behaviour shall be addressed at all times: either by directly talking to those involved or by contacting for instance a Study Advisor or the Confidential Adviser for inappropriate behaviour. It is also possible to make a formal complaint to the Complaints Committee.

National Safety Week: 8 – 14 October

The National Safety Week will be held from 8-14 October. Utrecht University participates in this because the topic is important, and wishes to make employees and students aware that everyone has a role in ensuring a safe work and study environment. Safety first!

Is there an emergency such as a fire, an accident or theft? Do you need help urgently? Then call the Control Room of Utrecht University via +31 (0) 30-253 44 44. This number is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Subsequently, the Control Room can call the in-house emergency officers and first-aid helpers so that someone can help at the scene quickly and can determine whether it is necessary to call the police, fire brigade or an ambulance.