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Bullying and Harassment

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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.

Our online reporting system

You can report anonymously, log a report, or request to speak to a case manager in confidence. The role of the case manager is to assist you in understanding the various options available to you and to provide you with support in making a decision about the best option for you. The case manager may seek to refer you to appropriate sources of support and/or help to manage any subsequent actions taken.

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