Zero Tolerance

Specialist support

If you need support following any incidence of harassment, sexual harassment or assault, hate crime, bullying or victimisation, there are lots of ways you can access confidential support. Sometimes, you just need somebody to listen. Queen Mary offers support services to staff and students, however sometimes, you might want specific advice and support – it’s completely up to you.

If you feel able to report what happened to you, you can find out how to do so here.

Immediate support

If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call 999 to speak to the emergency services. You can also report non-emergency crimes on 101.

Bullying and harassment

If you’ve experienced unwanted conduct which has the purpose or effect of violating your dignity or creates an interrogating, degrading, hostile, offensive or humiliating environment.

Sexual harassment

If you’ve experienced unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature which violates your dignity, makes you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated or has created a hostile/offensive environment.

Sexual assault

If you’ve experienced an act of physical, psychological and emotional violation in the form of a sexual act, inflicted on you without your consent. It can involve forcing or manipulating you to witness or participate in any sexual acts.

Hate crime

If you’ve experienced criminal behaviour where the perpetrator is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility towards your disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.


If you’ve been treated unfairly because of who you are due to your age, disability, transgender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or beliefs, sex or sexual orientation.