Bullying, harassment and victimisation
Harassment is never okay. We condemn unacceptable behaviour, including all forms of harassment, bullying and victimisation.

If you know someone who has been affected by this, you can support them, and yourself, by seeking help.

What is harassment, bullying and victimisation? 

Harassment includes but is not limited to the derogatory treatment of a person based on protected characteristics (whether actual or perceived), including: age; disability; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation. 
Bullying is the exercise of power over another person through negative acts or behaviours that undermine that person. 
Victimisation occurs when a person is treated less favourably because they have made or are planning to make an allegation of harassment, or have participated in an investigation. 
What can you do?
  • Are they in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone) or if you are on campus, ring university Security Team 24/7 on the emergency number 0115 951 8888). 
  • Find a safe space.  If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe. 
  • Talk. If someone you know has been affected, you can talk to them about reporting, seeking support, and you might look at this platform with them. It is helpful to make your friend aware of their right to report and how to do this but important not to make them feel pressured to report. 
  • Alternatively you could make an anonymous disclosure which will allow us to investigate if there are multiple instances in one area.
  •  Find out more: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provides further information on unlawful harassment. 
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. 

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