Personal Safety

We believe that everyone has the right to work, live and study in a safe environment that is free from harassment and we want you know that we are always here to support you. No matter who you are, what you were doing, wearing, or where you were, we take every report seriously and will support you.

If you feel comfortable to do so, we woud encourage you to report any incident to the University so that emotional support and practical help can be provided. You can contact the Case Manager, Julie Irwin on Julie.Irwin@bucks.ac.uk or 01494 602324.

There are other forms of support available to yo on campus including:

If you're thinking of reporting an incident to the police or going to a Sexual Assault Referal Centre, Rape Crisis have produced a helpful list of what you expect to happen when you report. Giving it a read before you report can help you prepare for the next steps. 

If you don’t want to report to the police, you can also report the incident anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at any point on 0800 555 111 or use their online form.

Nobody wants this to happen to them, but if it does, remember that it is not your fault. Going forward, it's your choice whether you decide to report it or not and if you do decide to, then we are here to listen to you, in confidence, and will help you make an informed decision about next steps and what resources are available to you.

Remember: if you have been a victim of any sort of sexual violence, including sexual harassment, It makes no difference where you were, what you were doing, what you were wearing, what you were saying, what your job is, if you were drunk or under the influence of drugs, if you invited someone in, if you appeared to ‘mislead them’- it’s never ok. It was not your fault; you are not to blame, and you are not alone.

 

External resources

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis (Men and boys)

Survivors UK

The Survivors Trust

Rape Crisis Wycombe (women only)

Galop (LGBTQ+ Support)

Samaritans