We believe unlawful discrimination is never okay.
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's values and policies.
- 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.
- An advisor can to talk through the University's procedures, how to make a complaint and what support is available, in confidence.
- Report and Support. Students, staff and visitors to the university can report an incident using the Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support from an advisor. If you choose to talk to an advisor they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.
- University Procedure. Choosing to speak to an adviser to get support does not necessarily initiate a formal investigative process, but will allow an appropriate member of staff to contact you to speak to you about the options available to you, and the steps we may take as a University. The information you provide in this report will only be shared with relevant members of staff on a need-to-know basis.