Discrimination can have a huge impact on your life and wellbeing. What has happened is not your fault and you're not alone. You can access specialist support, if and whenever you feel ready.
- Speak to advisor. A specialist advisor will get in touch to discuss your options with you and will be able to offer appropriate practical and emotional support tailored to your circumstances. This is confidential and does not instigate any kind of formal reporting process.
- Counselling Service. The Counselling Service offers confidential support to students and staff.
- Citizens Advice provides some information on bullying and harassment
- Family Lives provides some information and advice on bullying at University
- The National Union of Students (NUS) has put together some top tips on how to deal with bullying in halls.
- Young Minds has put together a blog on how to deal with bullying at University
It’s your choice. It's completely up to you whether or not to report what's happened. No-one else can or should make that choice for you.
- Police. Some forms of discrimination might also break criminal law, in which case you can report to police. In an emergency or if you are in immediate danger you should dial 999. Otherwise, you can call 101 or visit your local police station to report a crime. Reporting is a big decision and all of the support services linked to above can support you with this, if you decide to make a police report.
- University. If the perpetrator is a member of the University community you will have the option of submitting a formal report. The first step to making a formal report is to speak with an advisor, who will be able to provide you with advice and support on what options are available to make an informed decision.