Anti-Bullying and Anti-Harassment Campaign
We fully support all those who come forward to report and recognise the personal and professional cost of being harassed.
To support our work in this, the department has pledged under the Zero Tolerance scheme run by UCLU and is trying to increase awareness of its existing policies on harassment, as well as encourage anyone to:
- step forward if they experience bullying or harassment
- speak up & report such behaviour. We particularly encourage senior staff to speak up and support their junior staff and students as there is an inherent power imbalance in academia. People experiencing bullying and harassment can feel too intimidated to self-report or fear for their career progression if they speak up.
There are several points of contact for staff and students which are displayed on two different posters throughout the Division’s main buildings (the Rayne and the Royal Free Campus). You can also access the posters in picture form
(poster 1 download)
(poster 2 download)
We hope that your senior colleagues and line managers can be your first point of contact. The Division has also appointed two Anti-Bullying Champions that you can talk to in confidence:
UCL’s policy on how to report sexual violence and harassment here
- UCL 'Full Stop' campaign (reporting tool here)
All these link to guidance on how to report sexual misconduct, including links to the Advice Service, UCL Human Resources, the Student Support and Wellbeing Team, the Metropolitan Police website and the Rape Crisis website.