"The death of Sarah Everard has brought the issue of violence against women forcefully back into public consciousness. [...] There is a huge amount of shared pain and anger amongst women in our community, as well as a deep desire amongst many men to play their part in tackling this global social problem”, writes Sasha Roseneil, UCL’s Pro Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion), in her article about gendered violence in our society, which highlights resources and support for UCL staff and students.
UCL and external organisations have comprehensive support available for anyone who experiences harassment, violence or abuse, including:
- Same-day appointments with our Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing) team - to book an appointment with an adviser, please submit an enquiry through askUCL and a member of our team will be in touch, or call +44 (0)20 7679 0100.
- Care First online and telephone counselling and advice available 24/7 (students abroad can use the Global Student Assistance Programme).
- Report + Support, where you can request to speak with an adviser who can: talk through the University's procedures, inform you on how to make a complaint and let you know what support is available, in confidence.
- Rape Crisis’s free one-to-one confidential emotional support service for women and girls affected by sexual violence.
- SurvivorsUK's support for men who are affected by sexual violence.
- Contacting UCL Security in an emergency, or in non-urgent cases, UCL’s Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Advisor - Darren Watts - if you have witnessed or experienced a crime on campus.
- The Students’ Union UCL’s Advice Service, who can support you throughout the reporting process.