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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. This includes disabilism, racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and religious descrimination.  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 support 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, Report and 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 about where you draw the line, what do you mean by bullying, harassment and discrimination.

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 AND SUPPORT.

Use the new online Report and Support tool 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.

Take action and report it online at Report and Support or on the 'my wellbeing tab' on MyManchester.