I think I have experienced bullying or know someone who has been bullied

Reporting options

The University has a number of formal procedures for dealing with allegations of harassment and bullying, all of which aim to ensure that issues are dealt with appropriately within the specific circumstances.

For Students: Student Complaints Procedure;

For Staff: Harassment and Bullying Procedure; Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures


Report and Support

Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report Support. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can leave your email address to seek further support from Student Services. If you choose to talk to an adviser at Student Services they will be able to guide you through the options and support available to you, in confidence.



Support for Students

Advisory Service

This University service offers support and advice on issues affecting your student life, with signposting and referral to more specialist services. If you're not sure where to go, this is a good place to start.



Counselling and Mental Health Service

Counselling Service and Mental Health support. The University’s team of professional counsellors and mental health advisors offers confidential support. You can contact the teams at counselling@abertay.ac.uk.


Abertay Student Association Advice

This is a confidential, impartial service where students can get advice and information on academic and personal issues, including advice on procedures and representation at hearings.



Support for Staff

Your Line Manager.

If you feel comfortable doing so, you should report any incidents to your line manager. They will be able to discuss the support available and professional services you can access.


Local Human Resource Contacts.

If you are a member of staff,  your HR partner will be able to identify the support that’s available for you.


Trade Unions.

There are two trade unions that represent staff at the University: Unison and UCU.


Support for all

Bullying UK

Bullying UK provides general advice on all forms of bullying and is particularly aimed at young people and young adults and families.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222



Someone to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can talk to the Samaritans about any thoughts or feelings you have, they won't tell you what to do.

Tel: 116 123 (Freephone)


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