Reporting Incidents

We take harassment, discrimination and bullying very seriously and are here to provide support and advice to you if you do experience, witness or have been informed of any forms of this.

We are committed to a zero tolerance approach towards any incidents which includes but is not limited to:

  • Sexual harassment and assault
  • Racism
  • Homophobia
  • Transphobia
  • Disability discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Physical violence
  • Anything else you feel you'd like advice and support with that is not mentioned above

This can come in many forms including face-to-face and digitally (online and email).

Reporting and getting support for an incident:

Do you require urgent assistance?

  1. If you have been physically assaulted, attacked or need urgent assistance please contact the emergency services on 999.
  2. If you are on campus or halls of residences: call security on +44 (0)116 252 2888 (emergency) or +44 (0)116 252 2023 (non-emergency)
  3. To report a crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response please call 101.

For all other incidents:

  1. You can report and get support for an incident online or in person at any time.
  2. Online:
    1. Please email us with details of the incident to
    2. This email will be sent confidentially to an authorised Students’ Union staff member.  
    3. If you would like to receive support and advice from us in whichever way is most appropriate to you, then please let us know you’d like us to contact you back.
    4. If you wish to remain anonymous then do make this clear in the email that you send, we will not get in touch with you. However do note that we wouldn't be able provide you with any support or advice if you have requested that we don’t get in touch.
  3. Speaking with a senior member of staff:
    1. If you would like to speak to a member of staff, please come to the Advice Service in the Percy Gee Building and speak with one of our trained advisers. Visit the Advice Service pages for further details about the service.
    2. The Advice Service is open 10.00am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday all year round, except during University closure dates.

Recommended support services:

The following services can provide you further support whether you have had a personal experience, witnessed an incident or want to provide details of support services to another person.

The contact details for these services are detailed on the A – Z of Support Services page. If you’d like some support accessing these services, please follow the online or in-person methods to speaking with us above.

Some of the main services to get support and signposting advice are:  

  • Advice Service – Will provide you with advice on which services and processes can support you and will provide guidance through these.
  • Counselling & Wellbeing (Mental Health Services) - If you have been affected by an incident Counselling & Wellbeing can offer sessions with trained counsellors as well as free advice and information to students about mental health.
  • Student Welfare Service - Provide advice on Bullying and Harassment as well as financial issues, leaving care, childcare and benefits.
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Clinic - Provides coordinated sexual and domestic violence advice to anyone who has experienced this at any time (i.e. recently or historically).
  • Nightline Service - Nightline is a student-run, anonymous telephone service for students, which provides listening, support and information services.

Visit the community & online support services directory to identify additional and complimentary help and support available to you.