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Report sexual violence, harassment and hate crime

The University has a zero-tolerance approach zero-tolerance approach zero-tolerance approach to sexual violence, harassment, hate crime and bullying. All employees, workers, contractors, students and visitors are expected to be treated, and to treat each other, with dignity and respect.

We want to make sure that your voices are heard. Whoever you are, and whoever you’re reporting, we will listen to you. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone in a position of authority, a member of staff, a student or someone from outside of our community. Whenever an incident is reported we will take proportionate action.

We want you to feel empowered to report an incident, and we hope that by making it easier to report, you will feel safer and know that we are all working together to make our community an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Report and Support service

If you feel that you are being subjected to harassment or bullying in any form, there is help available to you at the University.

We have appointed and trained a network of Harassment Support Workers who will listen to you and offer advice and support. 

Report

All staff, students, and visitors to our campus can report harassment or bullying. There are two ways you can do this:

Contact an adviser

You can contact the Harassment Report and Support Service through our Report and Support System. You will be asked to provide a few details about yourself, the nature of the harassment or bullying you are being subjected to and the name(s) of the perpetrator(s).

The Harassment Report and Support Service operates from 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday during both term time and vacation.

We will contact you within three days of the submission of your report to arrange a meeting to discuss ways to ensure the harassment or bullying stops and that you have access to appropriate support. 


contact an adviser

Drop in sessions

We also offer drop in sessions during term time, every Tuesday 1-2pm in the Occupational Health reception, room 4N.6.4.

Report anonymously

If you feel unable to identify yourself, you can choose to report harassment or bullying anonymously via the Report and Support system, but if you choose to do this, we are unable to take any direct action to stop the harassment or bullying or ensure you have access to appropriate support.

We do, however, use information from anonymous reports to inform our proactive and preventative work on tackling harassment and bullying.


report anonymously

Support

You can also find out further support information about:

  • bullying and harassment
  • hate crime
  • relationship abuse
  • sexual harassment
  • sexual violence
  • looking after yourself
  • how to help someone affected by these issues
  • policy and guidance
Contact us
Contact us
Organisational Development
Telephone: 01206 874402