Unacceptable behaviours: taking collective responsibility
In 2019 UCL launched Report +Support, the online resource for reporting bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct. Annual UCL reports on bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct can be found in this link. The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences was among the first one to pilot this resource reflecting our strong commitment to prevent and address unacceptable behaviours in our Faculty.
In collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, we have now created a video series that aims to encourage every member in our faculties, and in the wider of UCL, to understand and report unacceptable behaviours, whether they have experienced them themselves or have witnessed them
In the videos below, actors recount a range of experiences lived by members of our communities. The videos also present documented evidence of the extent of such experiences in a worldwide context as well as the impact they can have.
We would like to invite every department and institute in UCL to integrate this new resource in their local initiatives and local conversations to prevent and challenge bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct.
- Postgraduate students experiencing unacceptable behaviours
The existence of marked power differences in academia is a major factor influencing bullying in higher education. This video recounts negative experiences some postgraduate students in our faculties have faced in relation to such power imbalances and the impact this has on their wellbeing. We encourage members of staff and students to challenge and report such unacceptable behaviours.
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- Sexual misconduct
Sexual misconduct is a form of harassment that includes sexual comments, sexual violence, sexual coercion or bullying with sexual elements as well sexual invitations and demands. This video illustrates some of the unacceptable behaviours that members of our faculties have faced. We encourage members of staff and students to challenge and report sexual misconduct.
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- Staff experiencing bullying
Bullying is intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive behaviour, which have the purpose or the effect of violating a person’s dignity or creating an intimidating or hostile environment for that person. It can be enacted by people in positions of power and by peers. This video illustrates some of the unacceptable behaviours that members of our faculties have faced. We encourage members of staff and students to challenge and report instances of bullying.
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