At AU, we are committed to treating each other with decency and respect. Yet, despite this, students occasionally find themselves subjected to offensive behaviour or harassment. If this has happened to you, the university encourages you to seek advice and support.
Here are three things you should know:
What type of offensive behaviour or harassment did I experience?
- You shouldn’t worry about definitions. You have the opportunity to speak to a student counsellor about your case in confidence and without obligation – regardless of what you experienced or whether you’re unsure it counts as offensive behaviour or harassment.
Where can I get help?
- The university encourages you to contact your local Student Counsellors’ Office in the first instance. Here you can discuss your case in confidence with an experienced counsellor, and together you can decide on the best way forward. You can also contact the Student Council’s Legal Aid Service, the student telephone helpline or the university chaplain (read more about these services below).
What happens if I take my case to the university?