We believe that harassment is never okay.
What is harassment?
Harassment may involve sexual harassment or be related to a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. People are also protected from harassment if they are perceived to have, or associate with someone with, a protected characteristic. For example if a male employee is harassed because he is perceived to be gay, but he is not, he is still protected from harassment. Similarly, if a female member of staff is harassed because her partner is disabled, she still has protection from harassment.
Some forms of harassment are considered a Hate Crime. A hate incident or crime is any act of violence or hostility against a person or property that is motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a person due to a particular protected characteristic.
It’s important if you’ve experienced something distressing or if something is troubling you that you reach out for support.
There are a number of different support services available at Glasgow Caledonian University. If you need to talk to someone and are a student at the Glasgow campus, the Student Wellbeing Service
offers confidential help to students. If you are a student at GCU London, the GCU London Student Wellbeing, Counselling and Disabilities service
also offer confidential support.
Students and staff at both campuses can also access support through Togetherall
(which is a 24/7 support resource available), or explore self-help resources
which have been complied by the Student Wellbeing Service for you.
There are a number of services which can provide support if you have experienced Harassment including:
Services which provide support for Online Harassment are:
Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone).
Find a safe space. If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe.
Please note that the services provided by Glasgow Caledonian University, and this report and support system, are not intended to provide urgent crisis support. If you have thoughts of harming yourself or you feel you are at risk of harming others then you need to:
Phone or visit your GP as soon as possible to tell them how you are feeling. To find your local GP
, please follow this link.
If your GP surgery is closed, call NHS 24 on 111
OR you can contact
Making a Report
You may wish to submit a report to Glasgow Caledonian University about your experience using this platform. By reporting an incident you experience or witness, you could prevent something similar from happening to someone else.
If you’ve been subjected to or have witnessed any form of inappropriate or offensive behaviour, there are two types of reports you can make through Report and Support. You can choose to tell us either anonymously, or by including your name and contact details.
Please note should you decide to submit a report, the Report and Support platform is not designed to receive urgent reports. If you need immediate support or feel in crisis, we have listed several support and emergency services contact details on the GCU Wellbeing webpages
you may find helpful.
If you do choose to submit a report in Report and Support and supply your details you will be contacted by an advisor who will be able to support you in understanding what the next steps you'd like to take may be - this could include giving you information of specialist support for your experience, or exploring the University Complaints Process
Find out more about reporting at the report section of this platform.