Bullying in the intention to hurt someone physically or emotionally. It can be offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour that can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined or threatened.
There are many different types of bullying; physical bullying, emotional bullying, psychological bullying, verbal bullying and cyber bullying.
Bullying creates an intimidating and hostile environment which has a negative impact on study, work and social life. By reporting incidents victims can access support. By reporting issues of bullying, the University may be able to prevent these incidents happening to somebody else. It may also help the police understand the extent of antisocial behaviour in your local area so they can better respond to it.
You may wish to initially report to the University. You can do this via the links below:
- Share and Support provides options to report anonymously or to report and speak to an Adviser. An Adviser will listen to you in confidence and offer information, practical help and support. They can offer support to deal with the emotional effects of bullying and help you get support from other organisations.
- Wellbeing Services offers practical advice to more intensive support to help make your time here at Huddersfield run as smoothly as possible.
- The Student Handbook of regulations details how to make a formal complaint. Colleagues in the Students’ Union and Student Services are able to advise on this process and offer alternative routes to resolve matters such as mediation or conciliaton.