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The University of Lincoln is committed to creating an environment where all of our staff and students can work and study without the fear of experiencing sexual misconduct. Our online reporting option allows students at the University to informally report sexual misconduct by another student or member of staff to the Student Wellbeing Centre. Submission of this report will not be considered as a formal complaint under the University Regulations.

Sexual misconduct is a broad term covering a range of inappropriate and unwanted behaviour, which can occur both on and offline. Sexual misconduct can include but is not limited to:

  • Abusive or degrading remarks
  • Stalking and harassment
  • Taking or sharing of private images without consent
  • Unwanted touching
  • Rape and sexual assault

Consent

Consent is always required before engaging in any form of sexual activity, regardless of the parties’ relationship or sexual history together. Consent must be informed, freely given and mutual. Consent can be withdrawn at any time and by either party, and consent to one form of sexual activity (e.g. kissing) does not mean that consent has been given for any other form of sexual activity. Consent cannot be given where a person is incapacitated by alcohol or drugs and is therefore unable to give meaningful consent. There is also no consent in situations where intimidations, threats, physical force or deception have been used upon the victim.

People of any sex or sexual orientation are protected and supported by the University of Lincoln General Regulations

If you or someone you know has experienced any form of sexual misconduct, please contact the Student Wellbeing Centre for help and advice. The Student Wellbeing Centre is open from 8:30am-5pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am-4:30pm on Friday. Alternatively, you can call 01522 886400 or emailing studentwellbeing@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

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