We take harassment, discrimination and bullying very seriously and are here to provide sensitive and confidential 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
- Disability discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Physical harassment and assault
- Domestic violence and coercion
- 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?
- If you have been physically assaulted, attacked or need urgent assistance please contact the emergency services on 999.
- 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)
- To report a crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response please call 101.
For all other incidents:
You can report and get support for yourself or on behalf of someone else in various different ways here at our University. Please be reassured that all services will treat your report sensitively and confidentially, your academic department will not necessarily find out unless you've requested they do so or there is a safeguarding issue.
- Online via the University Report & Support platform here.
- Emailing the Students' Union:
- Please email us with details of the incident to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This email will be sent confidentially to an authorised Students’ Union Senior staff member.
- If you would like to receive support and advice from us in whichever way is most appropriate to you, then please let us know if you’d like us to contact you back.
- 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.
- Speaking with our Advice Service team:
- 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.
- 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.