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Support when reporting an incident

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident there is support available, both within the University and externally.

You can have control over the type of support you receive, and we will never pressure someone to make a formal report.

You will be believed and you will be taken seriously.

Student Support Advice

The Student Support Advice Team can support you following an incident, and can also coordinate other support services on your behalf. An initial consultation with the Student Support Advice Team is your first step to accessing the right support for you.


If you are worried about your safety on campus, please contact Security or call 01225 383999.

Many of the officers have received specialist training in how to support victims of violence, including sexual violence.

The SU (Students' Union) Advice & Support Centre

The SU Advice and Support Centre provides independent, professional, non-judgmental information and advice for any issue of harassment, violence or misconduct.

The SU Advisors are here to listen and give you information and advice.

Sexual Violence

If you have experienced sexual assault, harassment or rape there is support available, and you can have control over the type of support you receive.

  • The Bridge is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) based in Bristol.
  • Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) provides support to people who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.
  • Moving on after trauma course is a six-week course for students who have experienced a sexual assault within the last year and are suffering from the effects of trauma. With guidance from two experienced therapists from Student Support, you'll learn about the impact of trauma on the brain and body, supporting you to understand some of the difficulties you're experiencing.

Racism and Inequality

Stand Against Racism and Equality (SARI) is an external organisation who provides support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender-based.


Offers you a place of quiet and support if you need to chat or somewhere to discuss any issues. The Chaplaincy is staffed by friendly Chaplains, is open for regular events each week, and is home to several Faith Societies.

People of all faiths or none are welcome. They offer counsel, advice or just a listening ear. Feel free to pop in any time.


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