"It's just changing room banter."


"She's asking for it."


"He's a good guy who made a mistake."


"That doesn't happen to guys."


"That kind of thing doesn't happen here."





Below are the key policies within the University which relate to sexual harassment and violence.


Edinburgh University Students’ Association has a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment in our venues. If you witness or experience sexual harassment you can report it to a member of staff who will work with you to ensure you feel safe and supported.


The University’s Dignity and Respect Policy sets out the institution’s expectations of all students and staff. It states that all forms of bullying and harassment are unacceptable and will be treated seriously if reported.


The University’s Code of Student Conduct sets out the University’s expectations of students, and is the policy which complaints regarding sexual harassment by students are likely to be investigated under.


The University’s website provides guidance for students who have experiences sexual violence including:

  • Support within the University
  • External support services
  • The process of reporting sexual violence to the University
  • The process of investigation for reports of sexual violence


The Students' Association's Advice Place also have information on their website regarding sexual harassment and violence.



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