Any form of assault is never acceptable.
Some forms of verbal or physical assault are considered a Hate Crime. All forms of assault and hate crime are contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and the University's Dignity at Cranfield Policy.
- Are you in immediate danger? If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone).
- Find a safe space. If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe.
- Speak to a GP or phone 111 out of hours if you are concerned or you have been injured. If your injuries are severe, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.
- Take care of yourself. It’s important that you take care of yourself. If you have experienced something distressing or if something is troubling you, the University's Student Wellbeing and Disability Support team offer confidential help to students and People and Culture teams to staff.
- In addition to the above, there are other forms of support available to you at Cranfield. This includes our mental health first aiders who you can reach out to for a confidential chat. They are listed on our intranet page.
- What is assault? It might be useful to think about what is meant by assault and the types of assault that can occur.
- Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can provide your contact details and an advisor will be in touch to talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.
- University procedure. If you choose to make a formal complaint to the University about a student or member of staff, there are procedures which set out the steps you'll need to follow.
- Find out what support is available on the external contacts page.
- Take care of yourself. It’s important that you take care of yourself. If you’ve heard something distressing or if something is troubling you, the University's Student Wellbeing and Disability Support and People and Culture teams offer confidential help to students and staff.
- Find out more on the support available for your mental health and wellbeing: