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Emergency 
Report and Support cannot provide an immediate response to urgent concerns or ongoing incidents. If there is an immediate risk of serious harm to you or anyone else please call the emergency services on 999 (to call from a University extension dial 9999). Please also notify the University’s Security and Response Team on 01334 46 8999 (to call from a University extension dial 8999). In any other circumstances that require an immediate response, you should call the University’s Security and Response Team on 01334 46 8999. 

Covid-19
To report a Covid-19 incident (for example, if someone persists in breaking the rules or fails to respect community members), visit the Report Covid-19 issues web page.
Students coming forward to disclose or report any form of abuse or assault, including bullying and harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct or hate crime will not face University disciplinary action for having breached Covid-19 health and safety guidelines. No University disciplinary action will be taken in relation to breaches of Covid-19 health and safety guidelines which are disclosed by students in the process of providing information to the University for the purposes of contact tracing. 


Sexual harassment and misconduct refer to a broad range of inappropriate, unwelcome behaviours of a sexual nature and the common thread is a lack of informed consent. Some examples of sexual harassment include: 
  • Making unwelcome verbal or physical advances 
  • Stalking 
  • Unwelcome touching in a sexual way 
  • Making offensive or sexually explicit comments (like catcalling) 
  • Persistent unwanted sexual advances 
  • Making derogatory sexist remarks, gestures, or suggestions 
  • Making sexually embarrassing ‘jokes’ 
  • Displaying sexually explicit images or materials 
  • Sending inappropriate texts and emails to or about you 
  • Asking inappropriate sexual questions, for example about your sexual history or sexual orientation 
The sexual assault and rape page covers issues of sexual violence.  

Report 

It takes great courage to disclose experiences of sexual harassment or misconduct. Everyone who has experienced this deserves to be listened to, supported and believed. What has happened is not your fault and you are not alone. Your safety and wellbeing are the most important thing right now. 

Report to the University

Use the Report and Support system to report a sexual harassment or misconduct incident to the University of St Andrews. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an adviser

Staff members can also report to: 
Other ways to report 

Support 

University support

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. 

Other support 

If someone you know is experiencing sexual harassment 

If you know someone who has experienced or is experiencing sexual harassment, you can help in the following ways: 
  • 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. 

Resources 

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