Harassment support

At ARU, you have access to lots of support if you have been affected by any unacceptable behaviours.  

You can speak to our Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) who can support you if you have experienced sexual violence, and you contact our Harassment Support Officers (HSOs) if you have been affected by hate crime, harassment, discrimination or bullying.

Please note that by contacting the ISVA or HSOs, ARU will be able to offer you support, but a formal complaint won’t be launched.

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)

If you are a victim or survivor of sexual violence, it is important to know that what you have experienced was not your fault. No one deserves to be treated this way, no matter the circumstances. You deserve support, and you deserve to have your voice heard.

The ARU Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) is here to support you if you have experienced sexual violence of any form. The ISVA will listen and believe. She will also offer practical support and advocacy. You can access support from the ISVA for both recent and historical sexual violence, no matter where it took place or who it was perpetrated by.

There is no pressure to access ISVA support. Support should be your choice and should be accessed when it feels right for you. If you don’t feel ready to access support yet, then that is OK.

+More information about the ISVA service


+What does ISVA support look like?


+ISVA referrals


Harassment Support Officers (HSOs)

Our HSOs can provide a listening and personalised signposting service to current ARU students who have experienced bullying, discrimination, harassment or hate crime.

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Report an incident of harassment

Report an incident of harassment anonymously if you don't want to be identified. Alternatively report an incident and get support and we will be in touch with you.

Report an incident anonymously Report an incident and get support

Counselling at ARU

The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all ARU students and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.

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