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You have the right to work, study and live in an environment where you feel safe. Everyone has the right to be treated with respect.
These behaviours can happen online or face-to-face. They can affect your emotional health and study.
What is unwanted or inappropriate for one person, may not be for another. It often becomes a problem when the person doing the unwanted or inappropriate behaviour refuses to stop.
Some forms of unwanted or inappropriate behaviour are very aggressive or intrusive, and threaten your safety, for instance:
Other forms of unwanted or inappropriate behaviour are more subtle. It often becomes a problem when the person doing the unwanted or inappropriate behaviour refuses to stop.
Some examples are:
You can also be affected if you see unwanted or inappropriate behaviour happening, and you don't know what you can do about it. Bystanders can experience distress or find their studies affected because of, for example, bullying in a group.
If you feel that your safety is threatened, you are very distressed, or the other person’s behaviour is significantly affecting your study, you can submit a report or discuss this confidentially with staff at Student Wellbeing or Student Diversity and Inclusion.
Our staff will confidentially discuss the situation with you and work with you to find a strategy to solve the issue. For example:
It is not your responsibility to confront the person. If someone’s behaviour is aggressive or intrusive, it may not be safe to address it directly with them.
However, if you wish, you can speak directly to the person whose behaviour is causing you problems. It may be that they are not aware this is happening.
If you require immediate help or medical attention, contact: