- throwing things
- physically restraining.
- Discrimination or hate crime– if the assault was motivated by hostility towards a person or group due to a protected characteristic.
- Domestic violence – if the assault happened within a relationship or between family members.
- Sexual assault and rape – if the assault was of a sexual nature.
Report to the University
Use the Report and Support system to report a physical violence incident to the University of St Andrews. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an adviser.
Other ways to report
- Report to the police
- Call 101 for non-emergencies (call 999 for emergencies)
- Go to your local police station. The St Andrews police station Is located on 68 Pipeland Road, St Andrews, KY16 8JW
- Contact CrimeStoppers to report anonymously. CrimeStoppers often passes information to the police. You can call 0800 555 111 or report online to CrimeStoppers.
If you would like additional support, there are many resources available for both students and staff. Please see the how to get support page for more information.
- Contact Victim Support – if you’ve been affected by a crime, Victim Support offers phone, live chat, and other online support.
If someone you know is experiencing physical violence
- Listen. Taking the time to listen and talk about what has happened can help.
- Signpost options. Ask them if they’re okay to talk through some possible options for support or how they might report what has happened. Do not take on the role of a counsellor or therapist.
- Help them report. If they want to, and you feel able to, you can help them report the incident or incidents.
- Violent crime (Victim Support)