Assault & Harassment

'Not on’ Campaign

The Guild of Students and the University of Birmingham believe that sexual harassment is not acceptable. Together, we are committed to tackling sexual harassment and believe staff and students have the right to live and study in a safe and supportive environment.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming community that is free from harassment.

Sexual harassment comes in many forms. It can be physical, emotional, and verbal – anything that makes another person feel uncomfortable or intimidated. Examples of sexual harassment include:

  • Unwanted groping
  • Uninvited kisses and/or bodily contact
  • Wolf whistling
  • Catcalling
  • Inappropriate sexual comments
  • Sexually based insults, jokes, songs or taunts

We believe that you should never have to put up with sexual harassment. You should never be made to feel uncomfortable by another individual (including a Student, a member of Staff or your Supervisor); whether this occurs in bars, on campus, on public transport or online, and by whomever - people you know or complete strangers.

Please watch this space for an opportunity to sign our Not On pledge.

“You report, we support”

The University provides a survivor-centred report and support service that is available for all students to report incidents of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault and violence in all its forms.

You can use our online reporting tool to make contact with a trained sexual violence liaison officer (SVLO) or one of our trained first responders. These are all members of staff who have received dedicated training to support victims and survivors of sexual harassment, in confidence.  To access our resources, make an online report of an incident and to access our support, go to our webpages here: You report we support (

Further Support

If you have experienced sexual assault you can access support from any of the following;

Horizon SARC

Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a dedicated service offering expert support and advice for men, women and children who have experienced rape or sexual assault. All ages can be supported through a police process, however they understand that not everyone wishes to make a formal complaint to the Police. For those over 18 Horizon can provide support for you without involving the Police.

Telephone: 0808 970 0375 (24/7 Self-referral line)



Horizon SARC Centres:

2 Ida Road

Castle Vale Primary Care Centre
70 Tangmere Road
Castle Vale
B35 7QX

Please note: both centres are by appointment only.

RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence project)

Birmingham RSVP believe that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. RSVP offer empathic services to support and inspire children, women and men who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse.

If you have been affected by sexual abuse, you can access our free services. Get in touch with us to find out how we can support you:

Telephone: 0121 643 0301



Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid

Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid provide support to women, young people and children affected by domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse. For those who have experienced or are worried about forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation. For young woman who have experienced violence or abuse in their relationship.Birmingham’s Women’s Aid provide support for those affected by domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse. For those who have experienced or are worried about forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation. For young woman who have experienced violence or abuse in their relationship.

Telephone: 0808 800 0028

Birmingham Crisis Centre

Birmingham Crisis Centre is a local charity which provides a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. The 24hr helpline is available to ANY women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and are seeking refuge, help, advice and support.

Telephone: 0121 507 0707 (24 hours)

The Freedom Project Birmingham

Design and deliver Awareness & Empowerment programmes and creative activities.
Telephone: 0121 624 5775


Providing services and support for male victims and campaigning to ensure that male victims receive the support they need from other organisations. Offer confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Telephone: 01823 334244


Contact Us

Comm. Wardens - 0121 415 8968

Guild Advice - 0121 415 8965

Guild Lettings - 0121 415 8376

Student Mentors - 0121 415 8967

Global Buddies - 0121 415 8984






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