Any form of unlawful discrimination is #Never OK.
Discrimination occurs when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably than others based on a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (in employment), pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex or gender, sexual orientation.  
Unlawful discrimination is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Code of Good Practice.
If you think you have experienced any kind of discrimination, it may be hard to know what to do or to manage how you are feeling. Whatever you feel is a valid response and there is no right or wrong way to feel or be. Your safety and wellbeing are the most important things right now and you can access specialist support, if and whenever you feel ready.
  •  What is discrimination? It might be useful to think about what constitutes unlawful discrimination.
  • To a friend. Talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help. 
  • Harassment Support Advisor. An advisor can talk through the University's procedures, how to make a complaint and what support is available, in confidence.

  • Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can report with contact details. If you choose to report with contact details, a staff member from the appropriate University support service will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.
  • University Procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University against a student or a member of staff there are procedures that set out the steps you'll need to follow.
  • If you are a student, read the Student Complaints Procedure
  • If you are an employee, read the Grievance Procedure 
Get Support

Find out what support is available if you think you have been discriminated against:
Mental Health and Wellbeing
1 in 4 people are affected by a mental health problem in any year and it is estimated that around 1 in 5 people have contemplated suicide or self-harm.
Find out more about the support available for mental health and wellbeing:

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