Discrimination occurs when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably than others based on a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (in employment), pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex or gender, sexual orientation. 

What can you do? 

  •  Talk. If someone you know has been affected, you can encourage them to seek support. It is important to listen to what they want to do and respect the decision they make. If they don't want to seek support, or speak to an advisor, you can ask them if you can make an anonymous disclosure  which will allow us to investigate if there are multiple instances in one area. 
If you are supporting someone else, make sure you look after yourself
  •  HealthyU is here to help you look after yourself as a student at the university
  • If you are a member of staff, the Staff Wellbeing page has lots of information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  •  Togetherall is for staff and students and provides a safe space for members to engage anonymously with a wider network of people across the world who understand what it's like to struggle with mental health. 

There are two ways you can tell us what happened