Preventing and tackling gender based and sexual violence

At the University of Stirling, we are committed to taking all steps in our power to prevent and tackle gender based and sexual violence in all its forms - including rape and sexual assault, harassment, stalking or coercive control. In partnership with the University of Stirling Students' Union, we want to encourage a culture of respect and create a university community that does not tolerate – and feels comfortable to challenge and report – gender based and sexual violence in Scottish society. 

This website summarises our joint approach to this issue and provides information about support available for those affected by gender based or sexual violence, or those supporting a friend or colleague.

Report and Support

Access support by completing our short, simple form in our secure Report and Support system.

Sexual Violence and Misconduct Liaison Officers

What are Sexual Violence and Misconduct Liaison Officers? See what support they can offer and what to expect when you meet.

Gender Based Violence Strategy 2021-24

Find out about the joint strategy between the University of Stirling and Stirling Students’ Union.

Get urgent assistance

Visit our dedicated webpage if you have recently been assaulted and need immediate assistance.

Training for students and staff


We recommend all students complete the module Don’t be a bystander, be a friend. This module introduces our community response to preventing gender based violence (GBV) – how to access support, consider the role of the bystander in the prevention of GBV, understand consent and find out how to support friends in challenging situations.

Staff development

Staff can access training related to preventing gender based violence, awareness raising and first responder training via the Staff Development SharePoint site.

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In an emergency

If you're away from campus, you should call 999 to reach any of the emergency services.

If you're on campus, call the Security Team any time on 7999 (on an internal phone) or 01786 467999 (from a mobile phone) to request the Police.

If you need an ambulance, dial 999 directly to speak to a call handler. Once you have done so, call the Security Team on 7999 (on an internal phone) or 01786 467999 (from a mobile phone) to advise them that an ambulance will be arriving.

Confidentiality and Data Sharing

We respect the privacy of everyone who uses our University Support Services. Take a closer look at our full documentation on Confidentiality and Data Sharing.

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