If you choose to report anonymously we will not ask you for any personal identifiable details. We will not be able to offer direct advice or begin an official complaint process. This online form allows you to report something anonymously. The information you provide in this report will remain confidential and we will use it for monitoring purposes. If you would prefer, you can report something with your personal details - this will allow you to speak confidentially to an adviser, make an official complaint and be referred for specific support.
Staff working but not directly employed by SHU, e.g. security staff, accommodation staff, contractors
Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour involving the misuse of power that can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined or threatened. Harassment is unwanted physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct which may intentionally or unintentionally violate a person’s dignity or create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment which interferes with an individual’s learning, working or social environment.
Sexual harassment is when someone behaves in a way which makes you feel distressed, intimidated or offended and the behaviour is of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include: sexual comments or jokes, physical behaviour, including unwelcome sexual advances and touching.
A person commits sexual assault if they intentionally touch another person, the touching is sexual and the person does not consent. It involves all unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature and ranges from pinching, embracing, groping and kissing, to rape and serious sexual assault
Verbal abuse is blatantly offensive language intended to humiliate and gain power over another
Physical abuse involves causing, or threatening to inflict, harm, pain or injury to another person
Damage to property is defined as intentional or reckless damage to another's property, or destruction of such property, and can include damage that is not permanent such as graffiti.
The definitions provided on this page are for illustrative purposes only and are not an exhaustive list. If you have experienced something that has made you feel uncomfortable, report it either anonymously or with personal details. You can also access our support pages.
If you select an option then this will be recorded at Sheffield Hallam University as a hate incident.
The 9 characteristics that are protected by the Equality Act 2010 are:
age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership (in employment only), pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, race/ ethnicity, religion/ belief, sex
Only reports relating to the ones in bold are 'recorded and monitored' by law, for the purposes of hate crime statistics (At Sheffield Hallam University we will monitor all strands)
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This does not affect the support that we offer, but is helpful to the university in gathering data about these incidents.
If as a result of this report you would like Sheffield Hallam University to take formal action or you would like personal support we recommend that you report with personal details.
The Equality Act 2010 describes a disabled person as:
"...anyone who has a physical, sensory or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities."
Do you consider yourself to be disabled within the definition of the Equality Act 2010?