Sexual misconduct support

Resources and support links for dealing with sexual misconduct.

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For more information on Student Wellbeing’s Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Service, please click here.

Sexual Misconduct is a broad term which includes any unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature that happens without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion or manipulation. It can happen in any setting, including at work, university, in public, at home and also online via email, private messages and social media. It can include, but is not limited to:

  • Abusive or offensive comments
  • Harassment
  • Taking or sharing of private images without consent
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape/Attempted rape

Experiencing any kind of sexual misconduct can be distressing and confusing. Whether it happened recently, in the past, or is happening now, finding help and support to think through your next steps and options is important.

A good first step is to speak with an Advisor at the Student Wellbeing Centre who will be able to talk through your choices with you. You can also access our SVLO service here.

You can also report incidents to us online either anonymously or with contact details for support by clicking on our online reporting link here.

Making a disclosure to the Sexual Violence Liaison Officer service within Student Wellbeing does not mean that you are making a formal report to the University or the Police, and it does not trigger any automatic reporting or notification processes. Your report will be treated confidentially, unless we believe you or others are in immediate danger. You do not need to make a formal report to the Police or the University to receive support.

Online reporting tool
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24/7 Support Line
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0800 999 5428
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Campus security
Active Bystander module
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