Bullying and harassment

Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour involving the misuse of power that can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined or threatened. Harassment is when someone intentionally or unintentionally violates a person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment, which interferes with an individual’s learning, working or social environment.

Harassment may involve sexual harassment or be related to a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

How to report this to the university?

If you have been subject to bullying or harassment you can report to the university using our online reporting form. A Student Services team member will then contact you to offer support or advice. This could include making a formal complaint through the disciplinary processes.

You can also book yourself to access support from Victim First by attending a drop in on campus.

University policies