Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power which is meant to undermine, humiliate or injure the person to whom it is directed.
Harassment is unwanted conduct related to sex, gender reassignment, race or ethical or national origins, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age or any other personal characteristics which:
- Has the purpose of violating a person's dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that person;
- Or is reasonably considered by that person to have the effect of violating his or her dignity or of creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for him or her, even if this effect was not intended by the person responsible for the conduct.
If you feel you have or are experiencing bullying or harassment, ASK can help. We can provide a confidential setting for you to talk to an adviser in total confidence, we can help take things further if you wish to or we can just be a listening ear.
The University is committed to creating a working and learning environment which is free from harassment. It is expected that all members of the University, whether employees or students, will have an important role to play in creating and maintaining an environment in which all forms of harassment are considered to be unacceptable.
You can find out more about the University's procedure on Harassment & Bullying and how to complain if you feel you are being bullied or harassed. ASK can help you talk about your situation and provide help and support with a complaint and contacting the police, if you wish.