is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature which violates your dignity, makes you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated or creates a hostile or offensive environment. Sexual harassment is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Dignity at Work and Study Policy.
- Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone).
- Find a safe space. If an incident has just happened, try and find somewhere you feel safe. If this isn't possible and you are scared or fearful you can call security on 0161 306 9966.
- The Manchester Safe Taxi Scheme. This scheme has been set up so that you can get home safely - if you don't have any cash, you can pay the fare the next day.
- What is sexual harassment? It might be useful to think about what sexual harassment is and how some of the behaviours are described.
- Talk to a friend. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help.
- Text Support. If you feel you need to talk to someone immediately you can contact Shout, a free 24/7 text service for anyone struggling to cope. TEXT Shout to 85258.
- Harassment Support Advisor. An advisor can talk through the University's procedures, how to make a complaint and what support is available, in confidence.
- The UMSU Advice Service is a free, confidential, impartial service where an advisor can talk through the procedure, how to complain, what options are available and support you through the process. This support includes checking draft complaints and attending any meetings with the University
- Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an advisor. If you choose to talk to an advisor they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.
- University Procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University against a student or a member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
- University Support. There are lots of self-help resources and information available on taking care of yourself on the Counselling Service and Student Support pages.
- Togetherall. It is a safe space online to get things off your chest, have conversations get creative and learn how to manage your mental health and wellbeing.