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Being treated with dignity and respect

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

What is harassment and bullying

Harassment or bullying is 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 the harassment or bullying 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.

What you can do

If you feel you have been bullied or harassed in any way you can contact Student Support for help and advice. If you feel at all at risk you can also contact Security.

You can also report the incident via our Support and Report 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, disciplines and appeals page gives information on how to raise a concern about someone else’s behaviour.

If you are unsure which route is right for you please call in to Student Support at The Roper Centre to talk through your situation and choices with one of our Student Support Advice Team or contact them by phone or email.

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

Contact Student Support

You can contact us in person, by phone or by email.