Speak Up

If a situation doesn't feel right, Speak Up.

Overview

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.

Report and Support tool

Our online tool has been developed for UWE Bristol students to get help if you've experienced something on campus or on university business that makes you feel upset or uncomfortable.

With Report and Support, you can choose to speak with one of our trained advisers so they can discretely investigate incidents, or you can report issues anonymously.

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Staying safe during coronavirus

Our home is ever more important to us during lockdown, for most it will be a place of sanctuary but there will be some living in very difficult and perhaps unsafe situations. Domestic abuse support services are working through lockdown and help is available.

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Help us create an inclusive campus

Our short films explain inappropriate behaviour:

Consent

Consent is mutual and a free choice. If you're not sure about a situation, ask. It’s your right to have control over your body, to express what you want; when; with whom and how, to change your mind and stop at any time. It’s your responsibility to respect the same rights of others.

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.

Initiation and humiliation ceremonies

Initiation and humiliation ceremonies are forms of bullying, and aren’t okay. We expect everyone at UWE Bristol to respect others.

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.

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