Support, information and advice around sexual violence, domestic abuse and misconduct (Content Warning: The content, links and resources included on this page will involve discussion around topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, physical violence, and harassment)
Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.
Sexual violence is the general term we use to describe any kind of unwanted sexual act or activity, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse. Domestic abuse and sexual violence are not acceptable, you have the right to live your life free of abuse.
Domestic abuse and sexual violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexuality, wealth and geography. If you, a family member, or friend are experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, support is available.
If you are experiecing any of the above, you could feel worried or anxious, depressed, scared or lonely. This is completely normal, and there is help and support available.
If there is ever an emergency and/or you feel as though you are in danger on campus or in University owned halls, contact the University’s Protection Service on 024 7765 8555 (or 5555 on internal phones). If you are not on campus, call the police on 999.
Physical Abuse may include:
Sexual Abuse may include:
Threats and Intimidation may include:
Financial Abuse may include:
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