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Wellbeing Wednesday – Report and Support

Spotlight on…Report and Support

Newcastle University is committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment to all students and staff, and we want to ensure that you have the tools to speak up and get help when needed – we wanted to let all students know about the University’s ‘Report and Support tool’.

Students, colleagues, and visitors can all make reports of hate crime, hate incidents, and/or sexual violence either anonymously, or with contact details for a member of staff to get back to them. We have a broad definition of these incidents, including but not limited to verbal and physical violence, harassment, microaggressions, and bullying.

We are survivor-led, so there is no pressure to make an official report to the Police, or a complaint to the University (but we will support you with this if you choose to do so). You can access support regardless of whether or not you choose to make an official report. If we have concerns that you or others are at immediate risk, we may take steps to safeguard you and others – but we would talk about this with you first. We take hate crime and hate incidents extremely seriously, and we will support survivors to work through their options for support and reporting.

Jay Wallace, our Hate Crime & Sexual Violence Prevention Lead for the university, also runs a weekly drop in on zoom where students who have experienced hate crime, hate incidents and/or sexual violence but are unsure of using the report and support tool can come along to ask questions about the process. This runs on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 13:00 – please contact svlo@newcastle.ac.uk for sign-in details.

You can find out more about Jay and the work they do here: 5 minutes with Jay Wallace, Hate Crime & Sexual Violence Prevention Lead (ncl.ac.uk), and you can email them at svlo@newcastle.ac.uk for an informal chat or any other queries.

If you would like to learn more about the various topics the service can help with, you can read more via the links below:

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