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Using the Report and Support tool

All staff, students, and visitors to our campus can report discrimination, misconduct, harassment or assault.

Using the Report and Support tool

When you complete this report, you are making the University aware of an incident that has happened to you or that you have witnessed. You will be taken seriously and the information you provide in this report will remain confidential.

By submitting a named report an adviser from the selected service will contact you to discuss your options as to what you would like to happen next and to offer support.

If you report anonymously, the selected service will not be able to contact you. The University will take action on your report where possible, but this may be limited by the fact that your report is anonymous. You could also be identifiable in this process by the details you provide.

If you or the person you are reporting on behalf of requires urgent support or is in immediate danger, please call University Security or the Emergency Services.

Completing the Report and Support form

Follow the steps to complete the form:

1) Select who you are reporting on behalf of. You can make a report on behalf of yourself or somebody else.

2) Select what your connection to the University is. Any staff, student, or visitor can make a report.

3) Enter the details of the incident you are reporting on, including date, times and location(s) if possible.

4) Select which definition provided best describes your report. This is optional and you can select all which apply.

The following definitions are for illustrative purposes only and are not a definitive list. For further information, please refer to the University’s Dignity & Respect Policy.

Bullying

This is behaviour involving misuse of power which undermines the integrity and confidence of a person or a group of people, causing them to feel vulnerable, humiliated, degraded, offended or frightened. Bullying can be physical, verbal or social and can be conducted openly or in a secretive manner.

Discrimination

This takes place when an individual or group of people are treated less favourably than others, based on one or more of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010. These are age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex and sexual orientation.

Harassment

This is unwanted physical, verbal or non-verbal behaviour that has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity, creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them, which interferes with an individual’s learning, working or social environment.

Sexual harassment

This is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating the recipient’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.

Sexual violence

This refers to any unwanted sexual act or activity against someone without that person’s freely given consent. Sexual violence can be psychological and/or physical.

Victimisation

This is when a person is mistreated or put at disadvantage because they have made or intend to raise a concern about discrimination, bullying and/or harassment, sexual or hate motivated misconduct, or have helped/intend to help another person raise a concern by providing information or evidence.

5) Select, if you feel comfortable doing so, a reason for the incident. This is optional and you can select all which apply.

6) Select which service you would like to receive your report. You can select multiple services and they will work together to respond to your report.

7) Please complete your details. An adviser from the selected service will contact you. If you want to report anonymously leave this section blank.

8) You have completed the Report and Support form. You can now submit your report.