Report & Support
Are you a Newcastle University student who has experienced or witnessed Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Hate Crime, Discrimination, Initiations, Domestic Abuse, or Bullying, perpetrated by a student, staff member, or member of the general public? This page offers all of the resources to disclose/report incidents or experiences - anonymously if needed*. Both the University & Students' Union have their own Report & SUpport services, and you can use whichever you are most comfortable with.
If you would like support following an incident, you can find out more information in the links below.
Bullying Discrimination Sexual Harassment/ Violence Hate Crime Domestic Abuse
Here are the ways in which we can disclose and report such incidents - both anonymously and in person:
Via the University:
Report using the University's 'Report & Support' system.
Via the Student's Union
You can disclose/report this via the Students' Union ‘Report and Support” disclosure/report form, initially set up with help from the 'It Happens Here Society' at NUSU. When submitting the form, you have two options. Option 1 is to complete our disclosure/report form to the NUSU’s independent Student Advice Centre (SAC) anonymously. They will be unable to take any action on anonymous disclosures, but it will help build a better picture of incidents happening around Newcastle. Option 2 is to complete our disclosure/report form to request an appointment with the Student Advice Centre (SAC) in person (or via telephone call) - If you would like to use Option2, you will be asked to provide some contact details to allow the SAC to contact you to arrange an appointment.
*Please note: All submissions are anonymous; however, the discloser’s details may be uncovered in exceptional circumstances where there is a safeguarding risk to themselves or others.
Via the Police
You may also prefer to report to the Police. This can be done alongside or instead of reporting the incident to us at Report and Support. If do you choose to report to the Police, please note: the Police are duty-bound to record and investigate complaints of criminal activity and it will greatly assist the Police if you could provide as much detail as possible. If you would wish to stay anonymous when you report, please report the incident via Crimestoppers.
It Happens Here Society
'It Happens Here' Society aims to raise awareness of sexual violence on campus. If you wish to contact the society regarding internal/external support services or campaigning on the issue then please feel free to contact them directly.
Alternatively, you can view the ‘It Happens Here’ society Facebook page.