Anti-Bullying Week 2022
14 November 2022
Anti-Bullying Week takes place this year from 14–18 November. Find out what to do if you’re the victim of bullying or unacceptable behaviour, and how to take a stand if you’re a bystander.
The theme of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘Reach Out’, a choice reflective of the change that we can enact through challenging bullying behaviour and showing each other support when we need it.
Bullying affects millions of people, but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can Reach Out to someone you witness being bullied; you can Reach Out to counter bullying behaviour; and you can Reach Out to help bring about positive changes.
Ways to take a stand against bullying
Report any incidents via UCL's Report + Support tool
Any form of bullying or harassment is unacceptable, and UCL will take any allegations very seriously. All UCL students and staff can report anonymously, or with their contact details.
The Active Bystander Programme
Don’t stand by – stand up. We want everyone to be an Active Bystander and call out problematic behaviour like bullying. Thousands of students have already taken the short online course and in-person workshop and learnt how to make safe interventions when they witness bullying, harassment, or sexual misconduct both on- and off-campus.
Together, we can make UCL a place free from all forms of harassment. Join the movement today.
Theatre workshop: Bullying and Harassment Support
This interactive workshop, brought to you by Adrian Jackson MBE will focus on the interactions and contexts around how to manage situations in academia that could be perceived as bullying or instances of harassment.
The workshop will be taking place on 15 November – register now to take part.
Seeking guidance and support – key contacts
24/7 Student Support Line
In-the-moment support is available via the UCL 24/7 Student Support Line, in 35+ languages, including sign. The UCL 24/7 Student Support Line is a free, confidential wellbeing support service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can talk to an adviser by phone on +44 (0) 808 238 0077.
Student Psychological and Counselling Services
Counselling and support is available to UCL students dealing with a range of personal, emotional and psychological concerns. Register for help via the SPCS website.
Student Support and Wellbeing
Students can request to speak to an adviser via askUCL or by calling +44 (0)20 7679 0100 – phone operating hours are between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Each department at UCL has one or more Student Advisers to help first-year undergraduate students with any wellbeing, support or student experience matter; they’re here to help you and can offer guidance or signpost to relevant people. Contact them through askUCL.
UCL Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Advisor
If you have faced any criminal incidents such as assault, theft, fraud or scams, domestic abuse, violence, online or in-person hate crime or harassment, please get in touch with the Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Advisor, part of UCL's Security team, who can provide you with advice and guidance.
This webpage will be updated with more resources and activities as they are made available. If you have an Anti-Bullying Week event that you would like listed, please get in touch.
- Support services for bullying and harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, and mental wellbeing and mental health
- Why everyone should be an active bystander
- Blog post: My Experience as a Disabled Woman: "No one has ever stepped in"
- Blog post: "He swung at me, I ducked": My Experience of Asian Hate
- UCL's Full Stop campaign
- The Anti-Bullying Alliance