Harassment Support Advisors
We are fortunate to have a number of trained Harassment Support Advisors (HSA's) on campus. HSA's work in a variety of roles across campus and provide a confidential information service to staff and students on issues relating to harassment discrimination and bullying. This service forms part of the infomral process within the Dignity at Work and Study Process. All HSA's are volunteers and carry out the role in addition to their day to day duties.
If you feel you or someone you know is being bullied or harassed you can contact an advisor through the report and support online form.
Once a report is sent it is seen only by an EDI Partner who will allocate it to an appropriate HSA. We also give the option to request a HSA from a particular equality group and try to fulfil as far as possible.
Harassment Support Advisors can:
- Offer confidential information on issues relating to harassment, bullying and equality
- Listen to you without making any judgments about what you say
- Help you to clarify your thoughts about what is happening
- Explain the informal and formal procedures under the Dignity at Work and Study Policy
- Help you to explore the various options available to you
- Explain the mediation process and make a referral
- Help you to explore other sources of support which may be available to you
Harassment Support Advisors cannot:
- Offer advice or solutions on what you should do
- Act as your advocate
- Make decisions on whether bullying or harassment has taken place
- Maintain confidentiality if they believe that there is a risk of harm to you or others
UPDATE MAY 2020
During the COVID-19 crisis we have put together some extra guidelines for conducting meetings on zoom:
Become a Harassment Support Advisor
If you would like to become a HSA please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are runing information sessions on 26 May at 9.30am and 30 May at 2.45pm 2022