Accessing support

We strive to create an environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

Code of Conduct and challenging unacceptable behaviour

We have implemented a Code of Conduct that sets out how we expect people to behave and that also empowers us all to challenge unacceptable behaviour.

Should you witness or experience any unacceptable behaviour, we urge you to report it to the School EDI leads, Dr Sara Jabbari ( or Professor Olga Maleva ( Alternatively, you can submit an anonymous report. If you provide your details, then we will discuss with you the different options available to deal with the incident, to ensure that it is dealt with in a manner that suits you.

Accessing support

We also have dedicated intranet pages for both students and staff to highlight wider Equality, Diversity & Inclusion initiatives at the University of Birmingham as well as a suite of resources to support members of the department who may face related obstacles. On these pages, staff will find details of a range of support including:

  • returning from parental leave;
  • travelling for work where one or more protected characteristic can be a barrier;
  • MATHEMARENTS, our School of Maths Parents Network.

Creating an inclusive environment

Within the School of Mathematics, we have a block of gender neutral toilets with an accessible toilet, a shower, a baby changing mat and free sanitary products. We share a breast-feeding room and mental health space with the School of Physics and Astronomy, who are located in the adjoining building.