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What to do in an emergency

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

If you're on campus, call the Security Team any time, 24/7 on extension 7999 (on an internal phone) or 01786 467999 to request the Police.

If you need an ambulance, dial 999 directly to speak to a call handler. Then call the Security Team on extension 7999 or 01786 467999 to let them know that an ambulance will be arriving.

If you have recently been assaulted and need immediate support

It's important that you access support quickly, particularly if you feel you need medical attention or you want to report the incident to the Police. If you urgently need to see someone or have physical injuries please see our list of support agencies, speak to the Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS), or contact your GP.

If you can, try to find somewhere you feel safe so you can consider your options. Go to our list of support agencies who can help you both practically and also to help you make the right decisions for you.

You can also submit a report to speak to one of our University Sexual Violence and Misconduct Liaison Officers within office hours which are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. They can talk to you about support available and discuss possible options. Once you submit the report they will make contact with you within 72 hours to arrange an appointment.

If you want to contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS)

In Scotland you can also contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS), meaning that a GP or other healthcare professional referral is not needed; anyone over the age of 16 can self-refer for forensic medical examination and support.

The sexual assault self-referral phone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 148 88 88. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

It's entirely up to you to decide what services you use and what choices you make when you speak with the SARCS. You may wish to have sexual health screening tests but not undergo a forensic examination, or you may choose to have a forensic examination so that evidence of the assault can be collected, but not want to report the incident to the Police. The choice will remain yours throughout the process, and your visit will be entirely confidential.

Visit the NHS SARCS website 

What is a SARCS and how can it help?