Students Staff

Harassment

The University of Essex is a friendly and welcoming community for students, staff and visitors where people are treated with dignity and respect and solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, political beliefs and affiliations, family circumstances or other irrelevant distinction. We are a multicultural and diverse international community, and are committed to establishing an environment that is free from any form of harassment and bullying.

Harassment and bullying adversely affect working, learning and social conditions for students, staff and visitors and are unacceptable. Any incident of harassment or bullying will be regarded seriously and treated as grounds for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal with or without notice or expulsion from our University.

If you're unfortunate and experience behaviour which is unwelcome, inappropriate, intimidating or offensive, we have a network of trained harassment advisers who are ready to help. This is a confidential service.