Bullying and harassment are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and University Bullying and Harassment Policy.
Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999.
Specialist Support Available
· The National Bullying Helpline: 0845 22 55 787 (open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday), firstname.lastname@example.org
· Citizens Advice: provides some information on bullying and harassment.
· Beacon Hertfordshire: for all victims of crimes (including Anti-Social Behaviour and harassment).
University of Hertfordshire Support for Students
· University of Hertfordshire Report and Support. Students can report an incident using the University’s Report + Support system. You can choose to do this annonymously, 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 of Hertfordshire Bullying and Harassment complaints procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University about a student or member of staff, there is a procedure that sets out the steps you’ll need to follow.
· For support with your mental health and wellbeing, you can self refer to Student Wellbeing here. Alternatively you can email email@example.com or call on 01707 284452.
· Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Office provide advice and guidance to all students. The team can assist you in making a formal complaint to the Head of Department or Dean of School. You can email via firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the team via Twitter @UHEquality or Instagram @uhedioffice.
· Student Support and Welfare (on or off campus student support) If you are living in University accommodation and need assistance, help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also have a dedicated Community Liaison and Support Officer who is responsible for the welfare, discipline and pastoral care for students living in privately rented accommodation, off campus.
· Security: The University of Hertfordshire security team work closely with the Student Support and Welfare department and are available 24/7.
· The Student’s Union Advice and Support Unit provide free, confidential and impartial advice to all University of Hertfordshire students. The ASU provide specialist advice and support on academic and non-academic concerns and issues and can assist you in raising a complaint. You can contact them via email@example.com or book an appointment via the website.
· Bullying UK provides some information and advice on bullying at University.
· Ditch the Label: One of the largest anti-bullying charities in the world. Their mission is to combat bullying by tackling the root causes and to support young people aged 12-25 who are impacted. You can talk to them about bullying, but also things that are connected such as body image, mental health and sexuality.