I Need Help
If you are a student, staff member or visitor at King’s and have been affected by sexual misconduct, bullying or harassment, regardless of whether it has taken place on campus, in residences, union spaces or off- campus, King’s is able to provide support and advice.
If you are a student in and need urgent help on campus, you can contact emergency services at any campus security desk.
If you are unsure about what to do next, you may find it useful to consider the following steps:
Are you in immediate danger?
- In cases of emergency you can always dial 999, or make your way to any Accident & Emergency (A&E) department at your local hospital.
- If you are assaulted on campus or in a university residence, you can report the incident to a member of security staff or to the residence warden. If you are living in Halls of Residence there is a duty member of staff on call out of hours and each hall displays a notice with their contact details.
- If you have been sexual assaulted you may want to consider getting medical help as soon as possible, because you may be at risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs). You can receive this help be done at a Sexual assault referral centre. Sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) offer medical, practical and emotional support. They have specially trained doctors, nurses and support workers to care for you. You can find your nearest SARC by calling the NHS 111 non-emergency service or by using this Sexual assault referral centre finder.
Do you need to talk someone for help?
If you feel that you are being subjected to harassment or bullying or sexual misconduct in any form by a member of staff or other students, you should not feel that you have to tolerate it. Regardless of whether it has taken place on campus, in residences, union spaces or outside the university, King’s are able to provide support and advice or signpost to external support services.
For information on how to support someone you know who has experienced bullying or harassment, see our Support Someone page.
Do you want to take action?
- If you want the university to take action and help resolve a situation you will need to make a formal report. Our Student Guidance and Staff Guidance pages provide advice on what to do if you want to report harassment or bullying.
- Any King’s students who are members of the military or civil service and who experience or witnesses bullying, harassment or discrimination whilst at Shrivenham are encouraged to consult the JSCSC D&I Webpage (available via the Defence Academy Information Service) and to contact either the chain of command or a dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor. Full details, including template forms on how to report appear at this link.
- You can also report to an external organisation such as police or True Vision (if you are a victim of a hate crime), who can help you to make an informed decision about the range of reporting or support options available to you and legal processes. If you have experienced sexual assault and you decide to report the assault to the police, they can arrange for you to attend a SARC for medical care and, if you wish, a forensic medical examination.
- If you just want to tell the university about an incident and do not want to be identified, you can submit an anonymous report. If you choose to report anonymously the university will not be able to offer direct advice or begin an official formal misconduct or grievance procedure.