Zero Tolerance

The Royal Northern College of Music has a zero tolerance culture towards bullying and harassment.

We believe that every member of staff has the right to work in a supportive environment, free from harassment, bullying and victimisation. Similarly, every student at the RNCM has the right to study and be taught in an environment that is supportive and free from harassment, bullying and victimisation.

The word zero is written in white on a blue background.

Our policies explain the standards of behaviour the RNCM expects from its staff and students. It also tells you what you should do if you feel you’re being bullied, harassed or victimised, or if you witness any inappropriate behaviour.

All staff must treat colleagues/staff/students/customers with courtesy and respect, and not participate in, or condone, any act of harassment, bullying or victimisation. We expect everyone to be familiar with the RNCM Codes of Conduct.

In January 2022, the RNCM signed the Department for Education’s pledge to end NDAs for complaints about sexual harassment, bullying and other forms of misconduct as part of their #Can’tBuyMySilence campaign.