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University Policy

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 
 
Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and victimisation are contrary to the Equality Act 2010, which defines specific types of discrimination, and the University’s Student Disciplinary Procedure (Non-Academic) and Dignity at Work Policy. For staff, these behaviours are also contrary to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy.
 
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. 
 
Sexual Assault 
 
Sexual assault is contrary to the Equality Act 2010, which defines specific types of discrimination, and the University’s Student Disciplinary Procedure (Non-Academic) and Dignity at Work Policy. This includes serious sexual assault.  
 
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
 
Support 
 
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. 
 
 
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