If you’ve experienced harassment, violence or abuse, remember that it’s never your fault, and UCL is here to support you. We have a wide range of comprehensive support services available, should you need it, including support from external organisations.
In an emergency, if you witness or experience a crime on campus, call UCL Security available 24/7 on +44 (0)20 7679 2222 or 222 from any UCL phone. If you are off campus, call police immediately on 999 (or local equivalent if overseas).  In non-urgent cases, you can contact UCL’s Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Advisor, Sophie Bimson by email: s.bimson@ucl.ac.uk 
Talk to someone 

  • Rape Crisis provides a free one-to-one confidential emotional support service for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence and domestic abuse. UCL works in partnership with Rape Crisis and can help arrange for you to see a Rape Crisis adviser. 

  • SurvivorsUK provides counselling, therapy and online support for male, non-binary and trans students and those who have identified as male in the past and experienced sexual violence.

  • Galop provides advocacy, advice and emotional support for those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans, and have been affected by hate crime, sexual violence, domestic abuse, or issues with the police.

  • Refuge is a domestic abuse charity with a wealth of information about domestic abuse, spotting the signs, and support services, including 24-hour phone support through the National Domestic Abuse helpline.

  • The Suzy Lamplugh Trust provides information about stalking, harassment, aggression and violence, how to spot it, as well as personal safety resources. Phone support and advice is available through the National Stalking Helpline (9.30am-4.00pm UK time).

  • Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, intersex and / or non-binary  as well as supporting family members, friends, colleagues and carers.

  • Tranzwiki provides a comprehensive and regularly updated directory of trans+ support groups and resources available through the UK.

Consider reporting the incident

Report + Support

If you’ve witnessed or experienced harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct, you can report this anonymously on Report + Support.

If you are comfortable with providing more details about the incident and your contact details, you will receive a follow-up and will be guided to access further support from  advisers, who can:

-       talk through UCL's procedures

-       inform you on how to make a complaint

-       let you know what support is available

For advice and support on filling out these reports, you can contact Students’ Union UCL’s Advice Service.

Further reading

Sasha Roseneil, UCL’s former Pro Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion), writes about gendered violence in our society, which highlights resources and support for UCL staff and students. 


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