Student Guidance


Report – Do you want to take action?  

If you experience sexual misconduct, harassment or hate crime, you can consider the following actions:

Informal options might include explaining directly to the offender that their conduct is unacceptable and this may prove enough to make them rethink their actions. It is recognised that incidents   may require very assertive action to address or confront the harasser, particularly if they are in a position of authority.

In this case, you can speak to member of staff such as your Personal Tutor, Supervisor or Head of Department who may be able to share the concerns raised through appropriate channels to seek an amenable resolution on your behalf. It will be helpful to make a note of incidents, including any dates and times so that you can give examples.

Formal reporting is when an incident is so serious that you cannot resolve the situation yourself and you decide to make a formal report. This can be done by emailing the Student Conduct and Appeals Office – Students may also use the Stage Two Complaint Form to do this and seek support from a Harassment Advisor.

If the complaint is about a student, it may be considered under the Misconduct Regulations, and if the report is about a staff member, it may be referred to HR. Once a formal report through either of the above processes is made, a preliminary inquiry or investigation may then be undertaken to identify a resolution and any actions to be taken.

The Anonymous Reporting tool allows you to raise a concern and  help the university to identify patterns and trends in the incidents reported in order to improve the way we respond to reports.

Students in Shrivenham

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 find out more by reading our Frequently Asked Questions or reading some example case studies on informal resolution or formal complaints.

Support  – Do you need to talk someone for help?  

If you are unsure of what to do, or do not want to make a report but still would like support following your experience, you can find out more about available internal and external services on our Support Services pages.