The University of Birmingham believes that harassment is never okay. We believe that harassment pollutes the working and learning environment and has a detrimental effect upon wellbeing, health, confidence, morale, and performance of those directly affected by such behaviour.

The University is committed to creating a working and learning environment free from harassment (as defined in our Bullying and Harassment Policy) in which all staff, students and visitors to the University are treated with dignity and respect.
Harassment is any behaviour that is unwanted and could reasonably be considered as violating a person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Examples of the types of behaviours that might constitute harassment are, but not limited to:
  • malicious comments or threats
  • sending/making offensive texts/phone calls
  • standing outside your accommodation
  • insults, name-calling and offensive language and gestures
  • ridiculing and undermining behaviour
Harassment may involve sexual harassment or be related to a protected characteristic (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) such as age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. If you are treated less favourably because of your response to sexual, sex, or transgender based harassment then this is also classed as a form of harassment. 
If you are a student, find out what report and support options are available to you at the University of Birmingham.
If you believe you have, or are, being bullied, then please our Bullying page

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