If it happens to you or someone you know, the University encourages you to talk to their Harassment and Misconduct team. They can help you in whatever way feels most comfortable to you – whether you want to get support, report something anonymously, or just chat to someone. There are different tools and resources on their Harassment and Misconduct page to guide you the right way.
“As an international postgraduate student, facing bullying at university, and then dealing with its aftermath can be a daunting, confusing and overwhelming experience. I contacted the team to explore my options. My adviser patiently listened to me, validated my feelings and took her time to carefully explain the practical ways her team could help me get support and navigate any issue arising out of this incident. She sent an email on my behalf, provided reassurance and checked on me several times after our meeting. I feel grateful I approached the team, despite initial apprehensions. They are really open and provide a safe, non-judgmental space to work things out both practically and emotionally. They respected my boundaries and showed a great understanding of my cultural differences as a non-British student.” - Anonymous student feedback.
“I’ve had support for over 6 months, which has been incredibly helpful both emotionally and practically in dealing with multiple cases of sexual assault. There is no limit to sessions, so you can have support through the drawn-out legal process. The service is also very neuro-divergent friendly, as I have autism and ADHD – they provide fidget toys which I think are great for even neurotypical people to self-soothe while talking about difficult things. All in all, it’s a wonderful service that I’m so grateful exists now, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who has had a traumatic experience(s).” – Anonymous student feedback.
Go over to the University’s Harassment and Misconduct page for help and support. For further guidance, visit LUU’s Help & Support page.