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. 

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. 

Hate incidents and crimes are motivated by hostility or prejudice against a protected characteristic. In Scotland, hate incidents and crimes apply to the following five protected characteristics:  
  • race 
  • religion 
  • sexual orientation 
  • transgender identity 
  • disability. 
A hate incident is a non-criminal action. Examples of hate incidents include: 
  • verbal abuse 
  • jokes 
  • harassment  
  • social media bullying 
  • offensive graffiti. 
A hate crime is a criminal offense that is extended beyond harassment. Examples of hate crimes include: 
  • assault 
  • breach of the peace 
  • sexual assault 
  • burglary 
  • theft. 



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