The University’s Harassment Support Advisors are a network of volunteers who are trained to provide a confidential information service to staff on issues relating to bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination and hate crime.
Harassment Support Advisors work in a variety of positions across campus and volunteer to support this service in addition to their day to day activities. They have in-depth-knowledge of the University’s dignity at work and study policy and procedures and what support is available to staff. They receive additional training and support and attend regular continuing professional development and peer support sessions.
- Listen to you without making any judgments
- Help you to think through what is or has happened
- Provide confidential information on issues relating to bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination and hate crime
- Explain the informal and formal procedures under the Dignity at Work and Study Policy
- Help you to explore the various options available to you
- Explain the mediation process
- Help you to explore what support is available to you Harassment Support
- Offer advice or solutions on what you should do
- Act as your advocate
- Maintain contact with you once they have provided all the information they can
- Make decisions on whether bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination and hate crime has taken place
If you feel you or someone you know is experiencing or has experienced bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination and hate crime you can contact an advisor by using the Report and Support Platform.
You can also contact an advisor if you have been accused of something. Any information you provide to an advisor will remain private and confidential unless they believe there is serious safety or welfare concern. For more information you can read our Privacy Statement.