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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.  

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