Disclosing Unacceptable Behaviours

The University is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming and inclusive, and supports all our students to thrive and succeed throughout their student journey. We want our students to feel safe when on our campuses, and also when using our online platforms.

We’re aware there may be reasons why individuals may have reservations about disclosing unacceptable behaviours, or decide not to disclose at all. This may include:

  • A fear of not being believed
  • Feelings of guilt, shame and self-blame
  • Cultural background or religious beliefs
  • Concern about possible repercussions or retaliation
  • Distrust in University response and/ or local law enforcement

We want to reduce these barriers to disclosure so we can offer, and you can engage with, the most appropriate support. If you feel at any time as if you are being singled out, threatened, or you are uncomfortable or upset at the way you are being treated, this is not acceptable behaviour – you are not to blame – and you do not have to deal with this alone.

You can discuss your concerns confidentially with an Advisor in the first instance. Any information you provide will not be shared without discussion and your consent – unless there is a significant risk to yourself or others and in such circumstances, this would only be on a strictly need-to-know basis.

We also provide the option for you to disclose an incident or concern anonymously if you prefer. Please bear in mind that, when doing so, we will not be able to offer you direct support.

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