Harassment and Bullying
What to do if you or someone else has experienced harassment and/or bullying.
A hate crime is any crime targeted at you because of hostility or prejudice towards your race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.
Hate crimes should be reported. Please visit the page below for more information.
What is bullying?
Bullying is offensive behaviour that:
- violates a person's dignity
- humiliates or undermines an individual or group
- creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading or offensive environment
Types of bullying can include:
- name calling
- physical assault
- threats of violence
- unwarranted criticism
What is harassment?
Harassment can be overt or subtle behaviour that you find unacceptable and creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment for employment, study or social life.
See below for different types of harassment:
Unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature, which violates your dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.
Types of sexual harassment can include:
If you or a friend have experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment, please visit the page below for information on how to report it.
A form of racial discrimination involving offensive behaviour by a person or group of one racial/ethnic origin against a person or group of another.
Types of racial harassment can include:
This involves pestering an individual in person, in writing, electronically or over the telephone.
Types of stalking can include:
Victimisation occurs when an individual is treated less favourably than others because they have, in good faith:
|Cyberbullying and online harassment||
Cyberbullying or online harassment takes place using electronic technology such as mobile phones, tablets and computers via communication tools, e.g. social media, text messages and websites.
Types of cyberbullying and online harassment can include:
For tips on staying safe online, please visit the page below.
Report an incident
If you, or someone you know, has experienced any of these types of harassment or bullying please report online via Report & Support.
You can also report incidents to the police, and we can help you with this.
How we can help
After you report an incident you will be offered an appointment with a member of staff who can:
- offer support and guidance
- discuss what resolution you are seeking
- assist with reporting incidents to the police
- outline your options and explain procedures
- facilitate a resolution between you and the bully/harasser
- assist with escalating incidents to the Student Conduct and Appeals team where they breach student discipline regulations
You can also access support and guidance from:
- Your personal tutor
- Your residential mentor
- Central Welfare and Guidance Team (CWAG)
- Student Access to Mental Health Support (SAMHS)