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.

Remember, if you want to access support you just need to complete our short, simple form in our secure Report and Support system.

Don’t be a bystander, be a friend

We recommend all students complete the module Don’t be a bystander, be a friend module. 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.

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In an emergency

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

If you're on campus, call the Security Team any time, 24/7 on x2222 (on an internal phone) or 01786 467999 if using your 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 x 2222 or 01786 467999 as before to advise them that an ambulance will be arriving.