Bristol Allies

We’re standing up to sexual harassment and we want to help you do it too.

Enough is enough. We’re standing up to sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour and we want to help you to do it too. We’ve pulled together helpful resources on how to call out unacceptable behaviour, how to empower change and helplines for support.

We asked you how you look out for your friends, course mates and people in your community. This is what you told us you do:

"I cover my friends’ drinks when they put them down"

"I cross the road to overtake a woman so not to be intimidating"

"I walk my friends home"

“I text her to make sure she’s home ok”

"I intervene if I don't like the look of a guy"

"I never leave my female friends alone in a club unless they ask or we know the guy"

"I use the app Life 360 so I know my friends are safe"

"I break their conversation somehow to give the girls a chance to leave"

Call it out. #UWEBristolAllies

Don't be that guy

Do you recognise these behaviors? Have you seen it amongst your friends, coursemates, housemates? We don't think it's ok, do you? Call it out. Be an ally.

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See something that's not right? Report and Support logo

Report and support

Our online tool will help you speak up when you see or hear something that's not right.

Motion blurred pictures of students walking along a corridor.

Anti-Sexual Violence Service

We offer confidential support if you’ve experienced sexual trauma of any kind, recently or in the past.


To help you understand harassment and advice on keeping safe on nights out.

Speak Up

Our short films show different types of inappropriate behaviour. If you experience something that's not right, learn how to Speak Up.

Have a safe night out

We know some of you will want to enjoy Bristol's nightlife, and we want to make sure you look after yourself when you do.

Bristol nights

You may have spotted their posters dotted around the city. The Bristol Nights team are stepping up to demonstrate their zero-tolerance response to sexual harassment.

Tea and consent

If you’re still struggling with consent just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making someone a cup of tea…

Helplines, counselling and apps

Find support if you need it.

Report and support

Speak to one of our trained advisers here at UWE so they can discretely investigate incidents, or you can report issues anonymously.

101 Police line

The number to call when you want to contact the Police Service for non-emergency matters. Available 24/7.

Strut Safe

A number to call if you feel unsafe when walking in public. You’ll be put through to a trained volunteer who will stay on the line with you until you get home.

Life360 app

A location and alert app that will allow you to share your real-time location with friends and family. Available on Google Play and the App Store.

Safe Link

Provides independent support for anyone who has been the victim of rape or sexual abuse across the whole of Avon and Somerset.


Listening, believing and support for people affected by rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

The Greenhouse

Support for those affected by sexual abuse and rape. Help to improve mental health, wellbeing and resilience through professional therapy.

The Bridge

Offering medical care, emotional and psychological support for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. 24/7 access to support.

Let’s talk about it

Hear from people in your community on their experiences.

People standing at a bar in a nightclub ordering drinks

The Spiking Epidemic

By BA(Hons) English Literature with Writing student.

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I’m striving to be a better ally, and you can too!

By Rahul Aswani, Vice President Community and Welfare, The Students’ Union at UWE Bristol.

Become a Speak Up ambassador

Join the Speak Up students’ society and help make a real difference in your community. To join, please email

Let us know how we can do more

We (the Student Communications Team) want to learn more about the issues that affect you, what you want us to tackle and how we can do more for you. Drop us an email and let us know.

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