Case Reporting System
If you have experienced or witnessed incidents because of your race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, faith or any other reason, you can now report it via our new online support service.
To make a report annonymously, log a new report or to contact an advisor, please complete our case reporting system.
What is a hate crime/ incident?
- A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on a person's disability or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or transgender identity or perceived transgender identity* or harassment for any other reason, such as harassment based on sex.
- Hate incidents are forms of discriminatory incidents resulting from actions of hostility motivated by prejudice or intolerance that are not currently criminal offences: these can include bullying, harassment and sexual harassment.
- Hate crimes/incidents are damaging to the entire university community. Reporting them, anonymously or not, can help to alter this behaviour and make the university safer for all.
What is sexual harassment?
- Sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature and can involve online and verbal comments, gestures or physical touching/assault. It can violate your dignity, make you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated and creates a hostile or offensive environment.
- Sexual harassment is not acceptable behaviour. Reporting it, whether anonymously or not, can help to alter this behaviour and make the university safer for all.
- Incidents can still be considered sexual harassment even if the alleged harasser didn't intend this.
- Sexual harassment doesn't have to be intentionally directed at a specific person, it can be a one-off incident or ongoing.
What is bullying and harassment
- Bullying and harassment is any unwanted behaviour that makes someone feel distressed, intimidated, degraded, humiliated or offended. It is not always obvious or apparent to others and may interfere with an individual’s learning, working or social environment.
- Bullying and harassment is never acceptable behaviour. Reporting it, whether anonymously or not, can help to alter this behaviour and make the university safer for all.
- Bullying and harassment can be between two individuals or may involve groups of people and can also occur in written communications, online, by phone or email, not just face-to-face.
- Bullying and harassment can be sexualised or related to a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Support and Report
Detailed information on the case reporting process, what you need to include in a report, and further useful questions and answers.
Get information on the numerous student health and wellbeing services we have on campus.
Learn about our Student's Union Advice Centre, located in TheHub.
Discover external organisations that can help you if you've been a victim of crime.
This page and the online reporting system are a result of funding from HEFCE and are part of the University’s University Challenge project.
Contact Dr Jane Osmond for more information.