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See 'Bullying and Harassment'.

Health and Safety Training

The University of Birmingham is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment for all its employees, students and any other people who may be affected by its activities. This commitment is expressed in the University's Health and Safety Policy Statement.

The Health and Safety Unit's role is to assist the University in the development and implementation of University Health and Safety Policy and to provide expert advice. The Health and Safety Unit has scientific and technical expertise provided by professionally qualified advisers. The Unit works closely with other departments in the University, in particular Occupational Health, and with external agencies. The Unit provides information on a wide range of issues including: Biological SafetyHazardous SubstancesFire Safety and Radiation Safety.

For further information, please contact the College Safety Advisor, Sue Chalder or one of the Technical Managers.

Health and Wellbeing

See Occupational Health.

Holiday Forms

See Annual Leave.

Honorary Contracts

There are a number of staff within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences who hold honorary contacts. An honorary contract does not entitle them to receive any benefits including remuneration, paid leave or expenses from the University as part of this contract.

There is no form to complete for honorary Chair/Reader requests. Please provide a CV with statement of case (covering letter) along with a letter of support from the Director of the Institute.

The honorary contracts process is currently under review. During this review period please contact Daniella Gause (telephone extension - 44046) for further information and advice.

Further information and forms can be found on HR's intranet pages.

HR Contact Information

Accessible via the HR Intranet area

Or by phone:

  • Recruitment enquiries +44 (0)121 415 9000
  • All other HR enquiries +44 (0)121 415 8425 

The Ask HR access hours are 9-5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9-4pm on Friday. 

Other queries:

HR Policies and Procedures

The information provided in the Handbook is underpinned by the general Human Resources Policies and Procedures maintained by the University. Some of this information provides supplemental information or outlines working practices specific to the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. Other information simply provides, in an accessible format, information available within the policies.

Comprehensive information on University procedures pertaining to terms and conditions of employment can be found on the relevant HR pages of the staff intranet. This includes information on grievance, harassment, etc. for Academic Staff, Support Staff and Academic & Other Related Staff.

HR Records

See Personnel Details.

Human Tissue Legislation Training

All projects which the University of Birmingham Sponsors under the Department of Health Research Governance Framework that involve the use of human materials have the following requirement:

In order to obtain UoB sponsorship the chief investigator will need to demonstrate that they have taken the MRC's online training package on "Research and Human Tissue Legislation" and "Good Research Practice" by completing the assessment at the end with a score of at least 70% and submitting the certificate along with the Sponsorship application documents at the point when IRAS sign-off is requested.

The training is available here: http://byglearning.co.uk/mrcrsc-lms/course/category.php?id=1

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