Social Responsibility


We Get It

At The University of Manchester, we believe that bullying, harassment, and discrimination is never ok. No-one on our campus or in our surrounding communities should be treated badly.

We Get It is a joint campaign, organised by the University and the Students' Union, in support of our zero tolerance approach to any form of bullying, harassment, and discrimination.

In February 2014 we launched a campaign against sexual harassment in our community. Thousands of staff and students signed a pledge to stand up against sexual harassment wherever they saw it.

To support this message and reinforce our policies we have recruited twelve more harassment advisors, with some being specially trained to deal with sexual harassment.

But we are all responsible for ending bullying, harassment and discrimination in our community. Whether you’re a member of staff, a student, or a visitor to the University, we’re asking you to Think, Talk, and Report and Get Support:

Think

One person's "harmless banter" could be deeply offensive and have a negative impact on the work and lives of others. No one should have to feel uncomfortable for the sake of a joke.

Consider and respect other people's views and feelings so that we can all work, study, and live in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Talk

Talk with your colleagues and friends about where you draw the line.

If you think you or someone you know is being treated badly, talk to someone about it and if you feel safe to do so, challenge it. Sometimes just explaining to someone how it makes you feel and asking them to stop is enough.

Report & Support

Go to the Report and Support website to report bullying, harassment, or discrimination. If you like, your report can be passed to a trained advisor, who can get you the right advice and support. You can also report something anonymously.

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