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Guild Statement: Matthew Falder

The Guild is shocked to learn of the appalling crimes committed by former post-doctoral University of Birmingham researcher Matthew Falder. We have no reason to believe that the offences are in any way connected to the University.

At the Guild of Students we are committed to ensuring that all students feel safe on and off campus. Sexual assault can take many different forms, from inappropriate language to violent sexual assault. Whether this occurs in bars, on campus, on public transport or online, we say that this is NOT ON.

If you have experienced any form of sexual harassment or violence you can report it, and we will support you. The University of Birmingham Sexual Assault Reporting Tool ensures that all students can report an incident of sexual assault.

If you’ve been affected by this story, please do not hesitate to use our Guild Advice or Student Mentors services, or visit the University Student Support Services in the Aston Webb Hub.