A macho work culture at Cambridge University is intimidating
and alienating employees, according to a staff survey.
Seventy-four per cent of staff from ethnic minorities and 66
per cent of female employees felt excluded or undervalued at some point during their
employment. The figure rose to 81 per cent among disabled staff.
Twenty-three per cent of staff said that bullying by
managers had hindered their chances of promotion.
The report, called Equality in the University – Setting a
New Agenda, questioned the 7,000 staff on working conditions at the University.
Three quarters of those surveyed said that policies were needed
to ensure equal opportunities.
By Paul Nelson