Harassment and Discrimination

University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union take all forms of harassment very seriously. We don't think that anyone should have to experience harassment, whether it's online, on campus, or in the community. This page can be useful in knowing what to do if an incident happens to you or a friend which including incidents of harassment, discrimination or bullying - below are some definitions of these terms which you might find useful.

Harassment 

Harassment can take many forms - it doesn't have to be physical. Some examples of harassment are unwanted groping, pinching, smacking and physical contact as well as wolf whistling, cat calling, inappropriate sexual comments, sexually based insults, jokes, songs or taunts. Stalking can also occur consitute harassment  and, of course, harassment can take place online.

Discrimination 

Discrimination is treating someone with a particular protected characteristic (disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation) less fairly or putting arrangements in place that put someone with a particular characteristic at an unfair disadvantage or treating someone unfairly because they have complained about discrimination or harassment.

Bullying 

Bullying is the abuse of power or authority; verbal, written or physical intimidation; persistent unjustified criticism; public humiliation; setting impossible deadlines or unwarranted exclusions. Bullying can occur in many different settings.

 

Below are some links and contact information which may be useful for you if you wish to seek support, learn more or pass on information to a friend. Some service headings are clickable links and all phone numbers and email addresses can be clicked to use them quickly.

Support at UoG

We're working with UoG currently, calling for a reporting system on campus so that students can easily make UoG aware of anything which is not acceptable.

We'll update this page once the reporting system is live but in the meantime, you can find where to go at UoG to report concerns below.

Helpzone

helpzone@glos.ac.uk

01242 714444

UOG Counselling

counselling@glos.ac.uk

01242 714542

Chaplaincy Team

chaplaincy@glos.ac.uk 

01242 714592

UoG Dignity Advisors

Support avaliable locally

Emergency Services 

999

Police

101

NHS Services

111

Rape Crisis 

0808  802 9999

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

support@glosrasac.org.uk

01452 526770

Samaritans

jo@samaritans.org

116 123

Hope House Sexual Assalt Refferal Centre

Eductation

There are lots of great sources of information online which can help you educate yourself about an issue or to pass on information to a friend. We've collected some which we found helpful below.

 

 

Student Minds

Citizens Advice

Mind

Suvivors UK

Victim Support

National Bullying Helpline

Stand Against Racism & Inequality

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Mental Health Foundation

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