Harassment and Bullying
The University of Essex is a friendly and welcoming community for students, staff and visitors where people are treated with dignity and respect. It is a multicultural and diverse international community, and we are committed to establishing an environment that is free from any form of harassment and bullying.
Harassment and bullying adversely affect working, learning and social conditions for students, staff and visitors and are unacceptable. Any incident of harassment or bullying will be regarded seriously and treated as grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal with or without notice or expulsion from the University.
If you are unfortunate and experience behaviour which is unwelcome, inappropriate, intimidating or offensive, the University has a network of trained harassment advisers who are ready to help.
Who to contact
For information, advice or to arrange a meeting, call the Harassment Advisory Network on ext 4334, weekdays from 9am-5pm.
You can also email diversity (add ‘@essex.ac.uk’) or contact one of the advisers direct.
They will make an appointment to see you for around 45 minutes in a private room so you can discuss your concerns. The adviser will explain their role and advise you of routes and options for resolving the issues.
If you feel that you are being harassed or bullied by email or any other electronic means please fill-in an Electronic Harassment Report Form.
If you feel that you are being harassed or bullied by telephone, please fill in a Telephone Harassment Report Form.
To make a formal complaint about a student, please use a Incident Report form for the Proctor (.doc)
To make a formal complaint about a member of staff, please write to Sue Endean, Director of Human Resources
For more information about the service, please contact:
- Karen Bush, Chair of the Harassment Advisory Network, on ext 3506 or
- Karen Stephenson on ext 3507.
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