If a situation doesn't feel right, Speak Up
We want to create an inclusive campus where diversity is celebrated, antisocial attitudes and behaviours are challenged and any type of harassment, assault and discrimination aren't acceptable. We want you to #SpeakUp if you see or hear something that's not right, and be an active bystander.
Unwanted touching and groping Everyone has the right to not be touched by another when they haven't consented. Unwanted sexual touching and groping is a crime.
Consent Consent is mutual and a free choice. If you're not sure about a situation, stop, ask and check every time – even if you were previously given consent.
Inappropriate use of social media Misusing social media, such as cyberbullying or sharing someone’s image without their consent, can have lasting and legal consequences.
Domestic abuse Controlling someone’s behaviour, choices and freedom is abuse. It’s a crime that can take many forms including physical, sexual, psychological, financial, verbal or emotional.
Initiation and humiliation ceremoniesInitiation and humiliation ceremonies are forms of bullying, and aren’t okay. We expect everyone at UWE Bristol to respect others.
We're working on a progamme of training and events empowering you to:
- respond and intervene
- safely challenge situations of sexual violence and harassment.
- identify behaviour that's unacceptable.
If a situation feels wrong
Help is available if you've experienced or observed something that doesn't feel right.
There's ways to report an incident or get emotional support.
If it's an emergency on campus, dial +44(0)117 32 89999.