If you feel that you have witnessed or been subject to any form of harrassment, bullying, intimidation or discrimination we encourage you to report it and to seek the help or advice you may need. Please also see this flowchart of Student Pathways and Staff Pathways for steps following your complaint
There are three ways to report an incident:
Use the informal reporting form to tell us about an incident in confidence.
A member of the Equality and Diversity team will contact you to begin a conversation about what you would like to do next, and how we can support you.
There are official procedures for making a formal complaint.
You will need to submit information about what has happened and who was involved, and there may be an investigation as appropriate.
We will not be able to act on the information or respond to you in person.
The University will use the information you provide to inform our understanding of incidents within our community.
In exceptional cases, where the University becomes aware of concerns of very serious bullying or harassment, the University may investigate the situation in accordance with its duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff and/or students who may be affected by the alleged behaviour, even if an individual decides not to make a formal complaint. Where there is found to be evidence of bullying and harassment then this could result in action being taken under the HR Disciplinary procedure or the Student Disciplinary procedure as appropriate.