We believe that bullying and harassment are never okay. Bullying is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and The LSBU Student Harassment, Bullying, and Sexual Misconduct Policy 
Speaking up can be difficult, but reporting makes a difference and can prevent it happening again. Anybody can report bullying —whether they are the victim, a witness, or someone who has heard about an incident. 
  •  Is it an emergency? If anyone is in immediate danger or seriously injured, contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone).
  • Find a safe space. If an incident has just happened, try and find somewhere you feel safe. 

Get Support
  • Students and staff can tell LSBU about any incident of bullying on this Report and Support website. 
  • If you choose to talk to a specialist advisor, they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence. This can include access to mental health and wellbeing support, and counselling, if you want it to.

Formal report
You can choose to make a formal complaint to the University about a student or member of staff . These MyAccount FAQs have more info: 
If someone tells you about their experience of bullying:
  • Listen. Just taking the time to listen to someone and talk about what has happened can help. It can be helpful to remind them it’s not their fault and to acknowledge it might be difficult to speak about it. Try to avoid asking questions like ‘why didn’t you leave’ as this can unintentionally contribute towards victim-blaming. 
  • Give options.  When they have finished talking ask them if they are okay to talk through some possible options and next steps. Tell them about Report and Support.

There are two ways you can tell us what happened