Relationship Abuse and Coercive Control is not ok. It is damaging and dangerous and destroys lives. It is not something anyone should endure and it is never the victim/survivors fault.

Many victim/survivors blame themselves and it is important to understand that you did nothing to make this happen to you and the person who did this to you are responsible for their actions.


  • Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone).
  • Find a safe space.  If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe. Can you talk to someone, is there somewhere you can go if you do not feel safe. If you are on campus or in accommodation on campus the accommodation staff or campus security can help if it is out of hours. If it is during working hours you can also come to student services.

Report and Support

  • We believe it is important for victim/survivors to be in control of how they decide to report and get support and our role is to support you with providing you with information, options and someone to talk to without judgement. You decide what you want.

  • Report . Students and staff can report an incident using the University‚Äôs Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can provide your details and we will support you with the reporting process if that is reporting to the university or reporting to the police.

    University Procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University about a student or member of staff there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow. 

  • Support.  You can also ask for support  from an adviser. If you choose to talk to an adviser they will be able to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence. They can offer you support through Student Services or refer you to support outside the university. If you chose to report at a later date we will support you to do so


There are two ways you can tell us what happened