All members of the University community are required to treat all students, staff and external customers in a friendly, courteous and dignified manner.
Bullying, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
All staff and students have a right to complain in confidence if they believe that they are being harassed whilst working or studying. No member of the University community is expected to tolerate what they genuinely and reasonably believe to be bullying, harassment, sexual harassment or victimisation, whether by a member of the University community or a third party such as a supplier or visitor to the University.
If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University about a student or member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow.
Serious Sexual Assault.
If a student or member of staff wishes to make a complaint involving a serious sexual assault they can contact the Assistant Director Student Governance, Mental Health & Wellbeing or the Director of Human Resources directly. West Midlands Police
provide further information on definitions of sexual assault, serious sexual assault, rape and consent.
Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs):
ISVAs are trained to look after the needs of a survivor of rape or sexual violence to ensure they receive the best possible care and understanding. Contact them and ask to speak to an advisor in confidence. ISVAs are there to provide information to ensure an individual can make a decision that is right for them. ISVAs are available to support you at the Rape & Sexual Violence Project
The following links provide further information on the support that's available for students and staff, whether something has happened to you or someone you know.