Harassment and Discrimination

University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union take all forms of harassment very seriously. We don't think that anyone should have to experience harassment, whether it's online, on campus, or in the community. This page can be useful in knowing what to do if an incident happens to you or a friend which including incidents of harassment, discrimination or bullying - below are some definitions of these terms which you might find useful.


Harassment can take many forms - it doesn't have to be physical. Some examples of harassment are unwanted groping, pinching, smacking and physical contact as well as wolf whistling, cat calling, inappropriate sexual comments, sexually based insults, jokes, songs or taunts. Stalking can also occur consitute harassment  and, of course, harassment can take place online.


Discrimination is treating someone with a particular protected characteristic (disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation) less fairly or putting arrangements in place that put someone with a particular characteristic at an unfair disadvantage or treating someone unfairly because they have complained about discrimination or harassment.


Bullying is the abuse of power or authority; verbal, written or physical intimidation; persistent unjustified criticism; public humiliation; setting impossible deadlines or unwarranted exclusions. Bullying can occur in many different settings.


Below are some links and contact information which may be useful for you if you wish to seek support, learn more or pass on information to a friend. Some service headings are clickable links and all phone numbers and email addresses can be clicked to use them quickly.

Support at UoG

UoG have an incident reporting tool where you can report if you have been made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe, regardless of how that incident might be defined. You can find the reporting tool here.



01242 714444

UOG Counselling


01242 714542

Chaplaincy Team


01242 714592

UoG Dignity Advisors

Support avaliable locally

Emergency Services 




NHS Services


Rape Crisis 

0808  802 9999

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre


01452 526770



116 123

Hope House Sexual Assalt Refferal Centre


There are lots of great sources of information online which can help you educate yourself about an issue or to pass on information to a friend. We've collected some which we found helpful below.



Student Minds

Citizens Advice


Suvivors UK

Victim Support

National Bullying Helpline

Stand Against Racism & Inequality

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Mental Health Foundation