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What is harassment?

It is any unwanted conduct which is perceived as unwelcome and unacceptable by the recipient and affects the dignity of the individual whether at work or in a social situation. It can be bullying or any other behaviour which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment and may be based on sex, race, disability, age, or other personal characteristics.

Where can I go for help?

Does bullying happen at uni?

Bullying can happen wherever you are, be it school, university or even work.

If you feel you are being bullied contact the Union Welfare and Advice officer ( or the Harassment Network (

Keep safe and be streetwise *

What should I do if I’m attacked? *

Internet safety tips *

The internet provides endless opportunities to meet people from all over the world. You must however remember to use common sense. It's easy to get swept-up into a fantasy world, but reality begs for us to use caution.

Report It!!

If you feel abused, harassed at Uni please let us know, if we know about it we can pass the relevant information on to people who can make a difference. You can report anything to us at: the Union LGBT Officer at

There is an online reporting form for the police at please use it!

You can also contact the Harassment Network details can be found here:

If we stick together, and make ourselves heard, we can make our world happier and safer.


* The information in this section was taken from

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