1. Student Enquiries
  2. Student Support, Health and Wellbeing
  3. Hate Crime, Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Discrimination

I have been raped, sexually assaulted, or sexually harassed whilst studying at the University, what should I do?

Important information about our Survivor Support Service.

Important: If you have experienced sexual violence in the last 7 days, you should consider attending your local Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). The SARC provide specialist support in a safe, comfortable setting. You can contact Northumbria SARC on 0333 344 8283, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We will not tolerate sexual violence, harassment, or assault of any kind in our University Community. If this has happened to you, you can get free, confidential support from our Survivor Support Service. A member of our team will listen to what has happened in as much detail as you feel comfortable sharing and give you information about your formal reporting and support options.

You can find out more about our Survivor Support Service here, and you can disclose and seek help using our online Disclosure and Referral Form. If you have any queries before using the online form you can email survivorsupport@ncl.ac.uk and a member of our team will get back to you.

In the Survivor Support Service, we have a team of specially trained Sexual Violence Liaison Officers (SVLOs) who offer safe, non-judgemental support which is focussed on you and your needs. You can find out more here.

  • In the event of an emergency please contact the Police on 999
  • For non-emergency situations which require support from the Police dial 101
  • You can contact the University’s Security Service on 0191 208 6817 (24/7)


Last reviewed: 23.09.2022