We believe that all members of our community have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
We believe that bullying and harassment are never okay - we want you to feel that you can talk to us about these issues, and access our support if you are affected.
Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour involving the misuse of power, position or knowledge. Bullying can be physical, verbal and non verbal (including through social media).
Examples of bullying
Harassment is unwanted behaviour which violates a person’s dignity, or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Harassment can be physical, verbal and non verbal (including social media).
Harassment is against the law when it occurs because of a person’s age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation.
Examples of harassment
Harassment is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and harassment and bullying are both unacceptable under the University’s Rules, Regulations and Procedures for students which includes more in depth definitions and examples.
If you are not sure that bullying or harassment describe the behaviours that you have experienced, it may be helpful to read the Discrimination and Hate Crime pages.
The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all ARU students and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.Find out more