Bullying often has a serious effect on victims’ lives, affecting relationships and the ability to concentrate on their studies and hold down jobs.
Harassment can be verbal or physical. It doesn’t matter if the person or people involved say they did not intend to harass you; it is about whether you feel bullied or harassed.
University Policy and Guidance on Harassment gives procedures and guidelines on the definition of harassment. There is a section aimed at students facing harassment. It also gives details of the University’s Harassment Advisers. These are staff volunteers who are trained to listen and go through the various options available. This is a confidential service.
The Advice Service gives confidential advice and guidance on many areas. We can be contacted by email email@example.com, telephone 0118 3784100, or drop in to the Advice and Representation Centre (RUSU Main Reception) for advice in a confidential setting.
Hate crime is defined as a criminal offence committed against someone linked to their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability.
Thames Valley Police have a section on their website about Hate Crime and how to report it. If you have been a victim of a hate crime or know someone who has, contact them on how to report it and where you can get help and support.
Appointments with the Advice Service by arrangement, or drop in without an appointment.
Services which operate within the Advice Service have separate sessions: see their individual pages for further info on how and when to access them.