Reporting an incident
The University wishes for all members of the campus community to learn, work and live in a safe, respectful environment.
It is important to seek help and support if you are experiencing any form of bullying and harassment.
On behalf of the University, the Inclusion Office responds to all allegations of discrimination and harassment and takes steps to ensure each report is handled with care and attention, in accordance with the University’s policies, regulations and values.
When the University becomes aware that a member of the campus community may have been subjected to or affected by discriminatory and/or unwanted behaviour, the University will take prompt action, including a review of the matter and, if necessary, an investigation and appropriate action to stop the discrimination and/or harassment. The course of action taken by the University, including any disciplinary procedure (Section VI University Law), will depend on the particular facts and circumstances involved. Following an appropriate investigation, the faculty, student, or staff member may be subject to a University sanctionary or disciplinary proceeding.
If you wish to report an incident or a concern, these are your options. All services are free and all discussions are confidential.
If you are a Bachelor or Master student and you would like to talk to someone or report an incident you can reach out through KaraConnect, or email us for advice, guidance and support.
The Ombudsman’s office is a confidential, impartial, independent and accessible place of support for the University community. You can also contact the University Ombudsman for advice, guidance and support.
The University has a Gender Equality Representative to advise, guide and support you.
You can make an anonymous report of inappropriate behaviour of any kind from staff, students or members of the campus community by completing an anonymous reporting form.
This information reported in this form is confidential. Please note the University cannot take direct action as a result of anonymous reporting. The information you provide will be collated and analysed by the Inclusion Office to help us understand what kind of incidents are taking place within our community, take positive action and understand the impact of initiatives run by the University.
Many people are reluctant to report discrimination and harassment because they are worried about retaliation.
The University prohibits any form of retaliatory action against an individual as a result of a complaint of discrimination or harassment or who may participate in an investigation of discrimination or harassment. Retaliatory acts may include, but are not limited to:
- Detrimental action related to participation in a study programme
- Unreasonably interfering with the academic or professional career of a student or staff member
- Engaging in conduct which constitutes stalking, harassment, or assault
- Engaging in efforts to have others engage in retaliatory behavior on one’s behalf