Being accused of sexual misconduct, harassment, bullying or hate crime can be a traumatic experience for anyone.
The University will not make assumptions on the relative merits of a report. No party will be considered 'at fault' until a report has been reviewed/and or investigated. All those involved will be treated fairly and offered advice and support.
You may find it useful to consider the following:
Reading about some of the behaviours that describe:
Don't panic or take action you might later regret
Regardless of whether you think you have acted rightly or wrongly, it is always best to take advice first and act second.
Accessing support and advice
Please note that, by law, neither the University nor SU Advice can offer advice in respect of an ongoing criminal investigation or criminal court proceedings. You may be eligible for free legal advice from the Legal Aid Scheme, or you can find a solicitor via the Law Society.
SU Advice may provide advice and support in relation to student conduct procedures.
You can access support at our Student Services Hub.
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is supplied by Validium, and offers access to information services including legal guidance, and counselling support.