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. 

Domestic abuse and coercive control can include incidents or a pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading or violent behaviour, including sexual violence. This abuse is often committed by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer (Women’s Aid). Some specific examples include: 

  • Emotional or psychological 
    • Threats, humiliation, criticism and name-calling (including racial abuse) 
    • Undermining your self-confidence 
    • Controlling what you do or who you speak to 
    • Stalking 
    • Depriving you of basic needs, such as food 
    • Isolating you from your friends and family 
    • Monitoring your time, contacts, and online communications 
    • Threatening to or distributing intimate images 

  • Physical (see also physical violence) 
    • Hitting, punching, kicking, burning, etc. 
    • Use (or attempted use) of a weapon against yourself or others 
    • Threats of violence against yourself or others 
    • Depriving you access to support and medical services 

  • Sexual (see also sexual misconduct) 
    • Rape 
    • Forcing you to engage in sexual acts 
    • Forcing you to engage in sex work 
    • Stealthing (removing a condom without consent) 
    • Forced marriage 

  • Financial  
    • Not letting you work 
    • Withholding money 
    • Monitoring or controlling your spending 



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