At UWS we take gender-based violence seriously and we want to ensure we provide a consistent, caring, and timely response when any member of our University community is affected by such violence. There are different ways in which you can reach out for support
Should you wish to speak to someone who can advise what support services are available at UWS a safe place to contact is the Hub on your campus.
Our staff will deal with your enquiry sensitively and they can also advise you of specialist support services available externally. Information will be treated as confidential, unless there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or others.
Please contact the HUB by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, in person or by phoning 0141 848 3800 or you can read more information below about counselling and specialist services.
Information will be treated as confidential, unless there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or others.
Raising a complaint with the University
Here you can find more information on how to raise an official complaint with the University.
What will the University do?
If you have been sexually assaulted by someone studying or working at the university you may want to disclose details of the assault or harassment to someone within the University that you feel able to talk to. You can also contact the Hub on your campus to access UWS support services.
If you do not feel comfortable to talk to someone within the University then the Advice Workers at the Students’ Association are also available should you prefer to discuss the matter with them. Contact details can be found here.
If you wish to report a sexual assault by a student or a member of staff, the University will carry out an investigation. The process will be explained to you in advance to ensure that you are comfortable with each stage.
The University will share the minimum amount of information needed in order to conduct its investigation. This could, however, involve speaking to any witnesses, as well as the student (or students) to whom your complaint relates.
At every stage of our investigation, including where it leads to a matter being referred to the Senate Disciplinary Committee, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you do not have to come into contact with the student (or students) your complaint relates to.
If you are a UWS staff member who requires support, information on support services is available on the staff intranet, or alternatively you can email Equality@uws.ac.uk.