Monday, 13 November to Friday, 17 November marks anti-bullying week, so it’s a good opportunity to understand what bullying looks like and highlight the range of support we have available if you see bullying take place, or if you have been personally affected.
Too often, we are silent when we see bullying, silent about the hurt bullying causes, and find it easier to dismiss it as ‘just banter’. Now is a good time to take a stand against bullying and the harm it causes.
If you are affected and want to reach out and get help, he’s a round-up of the support you can access across the University:
Report unacceptable behaviour
At Manchester we have a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment, discrimination, gender-based violence, hate or micro-aggressions. If you have witnessed any forms of this behaviour, or have a safeguarding concern, you can report it anonymously or get support from a trained advisor. Anonymous reports are held confidentially and can help spot patterns of behaviour as well as alerting us to people in danger. Find out more about Report + Support and take a look at our campaign, It’s Never OK.
Reach out to the Students’ Union Advice Centre
The Advice Centre provides a confidential space where you can talk about anything that’s on your mind, and they can help you to access additional support through the University and relevant external support organisations. Find out more about the SU’s Advice Centre.
Access free student support
Visit our student support website for more on personal safety and wellbeing support.
Get in touch with your Student Support Hub
Drop-in or contact your Student Support Hub if you would like to speak to a member of the team about any wellbeing related issue. Hubs have private spaces where you can speak to a member of staff. Find out more about Hub locations and opening times.