Any form of assault is never okay.
Some forms of verbal or physical assault are considered a Hate Crime. All forms of assault and hate crime are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Dignity at Work and Study Policy.
- Are you 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).
- Find a safe space. If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe.
- Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an adviser. If you choose to talk to an adviser they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.
- University Procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University about a student or member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow.
- Contact the University Wellbeing, Skills and Diversity team for advice, or visit the Report and Support system to access the support articles.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Take care of yourself. It’s important that you take care of yourself. If you’ve heard something distressing or if something is troubling you, the University Wellbeing Skills and Diversity team offers confidential help and is open to students and staff can get support from Employee Assist Programme (EAP).