About our approach

At the University of Stirling, we are committed to taking all steps in our power to prevent and tackle gender based and sexual violence and other forms of sexual misconduct. We want to encourage a culture of respect, and create a university community that does not tolerate – and feels comfortable to challenge and report – sexual violence or misconduct in Scottish society. We work in close partnership with the University of Stirling Students' Union to achieve this goal.

The University takes reports of sexual assault or misconduct very seriously. We will not hesitate to take disciplinary action against any student or member of staff who has been found to engage in these behaviours.

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Providing support

We understand the importance of providing support to any member of our community who has been affected by gender based and sexual violence or misconduct. We can offer support and counselling, as well as referrals to other specialist partner agencies such as Rape Crisis Scotland.

You do not have to report an incident to the University or the Police, but if you choose to do so, we will ensure that you are supported throughout the process. You can find out more information about your options and how we will support you. It is entirely up to you what action you want to take if you have been affected; we just want to make sure you are clear about your options and are adequately supported throughout the process.

Our Strategy for Preventing and Tackling Sexual Violence and Misconduct was approved by University Court in December 2016. The strategy is owned jointly by the University and the Students' Union.

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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.