Regard felt or shown towards different people, ideas and actions


Our required mindset about this value

We believe it is essential for all to feel safe and confident that they can express themselves, without fear of being judged, humiliated or discriminated against.


Examples of how we would express this value

Starting with respecting ourselves, being respectful of others increases the well-being and confidence of everyone to contribute to the success of the Faculty of Medicine.


Examples of our everyday behaviours that demonstrate how we actively live the value

  • Regularly reflecting on your own unconscious bias and taking time to reflect on how your words and actions may have affected others – what could you improve to foster inclusion and show more openness to different people, ideas and actions.
  • Actively fostering an environment of understanding and openness allowing for different points of view held by individuals who express challenges or concerns about a situation.
  • Authentically acknowledging the contribution of others with different perspectives.

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