University of Bath

Are you being treated with dignity and respect

We're committed to a working and learning environment which is supportive and free from harassment, bullying and victimisation.

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What is harassment and bullying

Harassment or bullying may be an action or behaviour by someone against someone else or a group of people. It may be obvious or it may be subtle and it may be by electronic means such as via social media. Whatever form it takes, if it is unwelcome to the individual then the intentions of the perpetrator are irrelevant.

Harassment is related to protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act (2010). The protected characteristics are:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex and sexual orientation

Bullying is a form of harassment but does not need to be related to a protected characteristic.

Our full policy and procedure on dignity and respect for students and staff gives much more information on what harassment and bullying is and the rights and responsibilities of staff and students.

Read our full policy and procedure on Dignity & Respect

What you can do

If you feel you have been bullied or harassed in any way you can contact Student Services for help and advice. If you feel at all at risk you can also contact Security. Incidents can also be reported via our Report and Support tool This can be done anonymously if you prefer.

If the harassment is of a sexual nature please see our advice and guidance regarding sexual assault and harassment. Our complaints and appeals page gives information on making a complaint against someone and also on resolving problems through mediation.

If you are unsure which route is right for you please call in to Student Services at The Roper Centre to talk through your situation and choices with one of our Wellbeing Advisers. Our Advisers also hold drop-in sessions at The Virgil Building.

If you prefer you can also report incidents to the Students' Union.

Report and Support tool