We believe unlawful discrimination is never okay.

Discrimination occurs when an individual or a group of people are treated less favorably than others based on a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender identity or reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex or gender, and sexual orientation.  

Unlawful discrimination is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University Harassment Policy.



  • To a friend - talking things through with someone you trust can sometimes help. 
  • To Student Wellbeing Services - an advisor can discuss with you in confidence the University's procedures, how to make a complaint and what support is available.
  • To the BSUSU Advice Centre - a free, confidential, impartial service where an advisor can talk through the procedure, how to complain, what options are available, and support you through the process.  This support includes checking draft complaints and attending any meetings with the University.


  • 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 request support from an advisor. If you choose to talk to an advisor they will be able to speak with you confidentially regarding the options and support available to you.
  • University Procedure  - if you choose to make a formal complaint to the University against a student or a member of staff, there are procedures which set out the steps that will need to be followed.

Mental Health
1 in 4 people is affected by a mental health problem in any year, and it is estimated that around 1 in 5 people has contemplated suicide or self-harm.
Staff can speak with their line-manager, a Harassment Advisor, contact HR and access Lifeworks, the University’s employee assistance service.

There are two ways you can tell us what happened