Report and Support
Robert Gordon University in partnership with RGU Union are committed to providing a working and learning environment where everyone has physical and emotional safety and is treated with dignity and respect.
However, we recognise that in society, and within our community, that there are unfortunately still people experiencing problematic and often damaging behaviours including Gender Based Violence.
Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Gender Based Violence (GBV) is an umbrella term that refers to a range of behaviours from Sexually harassing comments or actions through to serious incidents of sexual violence including rape. It is any action that results in physical, sexual, and psychological harm or suffering to women, children and young people, or undermines their human dignity whether occurring in public or private life.
We are Here to Support You
At RGU we are here to support you if you experience any Gender Based Violence, regardless of it happening on campus or not. We want to make sure that your voices are heard. Whoever you are, we will listen to you. We want you to feel empowered to report an incident, and we hope that by making it easier to report, you will feel safer and know that we are all working together to make our community an inclusive and welcoming environment and you can get the most out your student experience with us.
Report + Support platform
Our Report + Support platform is for our students and staff to source a wide range of support information that you can access anytime. There are links to external services, additional information sources and campaigns. You can also use the site to confidentially report incidents of Gender Based Violence, Hate Crime, Harassment or Bullying to us at RGU, either anonymously, to simply disclose, or to get further support from our internal services.
If you choose to make an anonymous report, you will be signposted on completion to several external support services that are able to help you. We will not know who has made an anonymous report, and therefore cannot reach out to provide additional University support. Therefore, if someone wants to receive support or consider informal or formal options to address a concern, they should consider making a named report and speak to an advisor.
First Responder Advisors
Our ‘First Responder’ advisors are located across the University and are here to listen to you, support you, to advise you on the options available to you and help you to get additional support if you wish. By making a report through Report & Support you do not formally report an incident to the University or the Police, you can simply get something off your chest, but if you then choose to do so, we will ensure that you are supported throughout any further University or Police reporting process.
We are constantly reviewing feedback from our students regarding their experiences of GBV and we also raise awareness and provide training within our community on appropriate behaviours, healthy relationships, consent, bystander intervention and more.
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