The Department of Politics and International Relations is committed to training staff members to be self-aware of equality and diversity issues. It organises both online and in-house training, which aim to develop a community of staff that is sensitive to biases in the daily activities of the Department and in selection and recruitment processes.
The Department of Politics and International Relations, and the University of York are also committed to the progression of staff members and aim to support everyone to build their career. During the first two years, staff members are assigned a mentor who offers advice on teaching, career development and any other issue arising. Additionally, staff members have the opportunity to discuss career plans during the annual Performance Review.
The Department recognises that each individual staff member has a different work/life balance and is committed to ensure that everyone’s needs are respected and taken into consideration.