#NeverOK

Aim

To continue to highlight our values of respect and tolerance and to ensure our whole university community is aware of the channels to report incidences

Outcomes

  1. Raise awareness of the reporting system
  2. Ensure everyone knows about our zero-tolerance approach to behavior contradicting our values of respect and tolerance

Progress

  • Reporting system

    Our reporting system is up and running. People are reporting on there and getting the help and support they need.

  • Awareness

    You have probably seen some posters around reminding us all that bullying, harassment and abuse is #NeverOk

The University of Reading and Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) are committed to ensuring an inclusive, supportive and respectful environment for all, as set out in our Student Charter, and believe that any form of bullying, harassment or discrimination is #NeverOk.

We do not tolerate:

  • Abuse – emotional or physical behaviour which intentionally harms or injures another person, often to gain control over them.
  • Anti-social behaviour – acts which cause harm, distress or discomfort to an individual, a group, a community, or an environment.
  • Bullying – offensive, intimidating, or malicious behaviour which can be physical, verbal and non-verbal (e.g. via text or social media).
  • Discrimination – when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably based on a characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
  • Harassment – unwanted behaviour that is offensive or makes someone feel distressed, degraded or intimidated.
  • Hate crime – crime which is motivated by prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity.
  • Racism – the belief that someone is inferior because their colour, ethnicity, nationality or race, leading to discrimination.
  • Sexual harassment – unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature which could include sexual comments or jokes, touching or sexual advances without consent, and sexual assault.
  • Violence – behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill a person or animal.

You can report any incident involving these behaviours to the University by emailing neverok@reading.ac.uk.

Once you have reported an incident, a member of staff from the Student Welfare team will contact you to offer you support and explain what will happen next.

Depending on the nature of the incident, this could involve an investigation by the University or the Police, and referral to a specialist support service at the University or externally.Find out more about the campaign on the University of Reading's #NeverOK page.

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Contacts

You can report any incident involving any of these behaviours using the reporting system, or is it’s happening now you can contact Security.

Report

You can report any incident involving these behaviours to the University by emailing neverok@reading.ac.uk.

University Security

Where someone is being aggressive or threatening, call 0118 378 7799 (or 0118 378 6300 in an emergency).

Emergency Services

If there is an imminent threat to someone’s safety, call 999.

Where did the idea come from?

The University of Reading and Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) are committed to ensuring an inclusive, supportive and respectful environment for all, as set out in our Student Charter, and believe that any form of bullying, harassment or discrimination is #NeverOk.

RUSU Diversity Officer 2019/20 Zeid Sharif

Diversity Officer
Zeid Sharif

RUSU Welfare Officer 2019/20 Gemma King

Welfare Officer
Gemma King