If you have any concerns regarding harrassment and discrimination whether it be by a fellow student or a member of staff instead of using the complaints procedure you should consult the Dealing with Harassment and Bullying Policy.
Staff and students who feel they are being harassed or bullied are strongly recommended to seek advice from an Initial Advisor as soon as possible to ensure that the situation is addressed appropriately.
'Initial Advisers' have been appointed by the University to provide a first line response for anyone who considers they may be experiencing harassment.
The advisers are members of staff who have volunteered and been trained to undertake this role. They will be prepared to discuss any matter, however sensitive, to listen and inform about the options available to you.
For more information on Initial Advisors click here.
If staff or students are the victims of cyberbullying then they are advised to follow the procedures above. Additional information and support can be found with the charity the Cybersmile Foundation here.
The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi award-winning cyberbullying charity committed to tackling all forms of online bullying and hate campaigns.
They were founded in 2010 in response to the increasing number of cyberbullying related incidents of depression, eating disorders, social isolation, self-harm and suicides devastating lives around the world.