Tell Us

At Abertay, we have zero tolerance for sexual violence, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment or racism.

If you have experienced or witnessed any of these behaviours, please tell us using the options below:

Reports assessed by the relevant service
and monitored for emerging trends *
View support services
available to you **
We'll contact you to discuss support and onward course of action

The Advisory Service is obliged to contact Police if there is a risk to life or where there is a clear safeguarding issue.

* Reports from students will be assessed by the Advisory Service, reports by staff will be assessed by People Services (HR) and reports by visitors will be sent to complaints. Relevant policies will be triggered with consent. If a member of staff is named then the University may discuss this with their line manager.

** View support services. If you later decide that you would like to avail yourself of support from a trained adviser please contact us again and quote the report’s ticket number to reference your original report.

Support Topics include:


Relationship Abuse

Relationship abuse (also referred to as 'domestic violence') can take many forms within an intimate relationship.

Behaviours include:

  • emotional and verbal abuse
  • physical ans sexual abuse
  • financial abuse e.g. controlling or limiting access to money
  • sexual abuse and coercion e.g. ignoring you if you don't want to have sex
  • digital / online abuse
  • forced marriage and honour-based violence

Click below for more information and how to access support.


Relationship Abuse Topics

Hate Crime/Incident

Incidents of hate crime can be against a person or against property and includes materials posted online. Some examples of hate crime include:

  • Verbal abuse like name-calling and offensive jokes
  • Harassment
  • Bullying or intimidation by children, adults, neighbours or strangers
  • Physical attacks such as hitting, punching, pushing or spitting
  • Threats of violence


Hate Crime/Incident Topics

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can include any of the following behaviours:

  • Any unwanted conduct of a sexual nature;
  • Verbal harassment includes whistling, catcalling, sexual comments, sexual innuendo, telling sexual jokes, displaying pictures of a sexual nature,making sexual gestures, and sending emails containing sexual content.
  • ‘Revenge porn’ - the disclosing of private photographs and films with intent to cause distress.
  • Stalking which is persistent and unwanted attention (in person or online) which makes you feel fearful, harassed or anxious.

 Click below for more information and support.

Sexual Harassment Topics


Spiking incidents

Anyone who thinks they may have been 'spiked' by either a needle or drink are encouraged to make a report to the University or contact Police Scotland.

Read Spiking incidents

Police Silent Solution

If you’re in an emergency situation and need police help, but can’t speak, Make Yourself Heard and let the 999 operator know your call is genuine.

Read Police Silent Solution

Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images

Sharing, or threatening to share, intimate images without consent is a crime that can come with a five year prison sentence.

Read Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images

This site has been developed and informed by the Equally Safe Higher Education Toolkit, a free resource for Scottish universities to prevent gender-based violence on campus, funded by the Scottish Government and developed by an ESHE Project Team at the University of Strathclyde.

View the Equally Safe in Higher Education Toolkit.

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