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Harassment and Bullying

College procedures for dealing with harassment and bullying

“Living in a community such as Keble requires all students and staff to be considerate and respectful of each other.”
The Warden’s Preface to the College Handbook

Keble is committed to creating and sustaining for all members and employees which is fair, humane and respectful.  In order to achieve these aims the College supports a both an Equality Policy and a Harassment Policy, which apply to all staff (academic and non-academic) and students.

You are strongly encouraged to read the Harassment Policy in full in the College Handbook and Regulations, section G (see the Handbook link on the left side of this page). This defines harassment and outlines what you should do if you think you are being bullied, victimised or harassed. Everyone in College is required to abide by the Policy.

What is harassment?

Harassment may take many forms – including bullying and victimisation based on race, sexuality, age, religious and political belief – and it may be verbal, physical or electronic.

It is the impact on the recipient that determines whether behaviour constitutes harassment and not necessarily the intention of the harasser.

If you think you are being harassed or bullied

First read the College’s Policy in the College Handbook and Regulations.  Then you are strongly encouraged to consult one of the two College Harassment Advisers, who will give you confidential support and advice:

College Harassment Adviser: Prof Steve Faulkner Tel: 72723 Email:

College Harassment Adviser: Dr Beth Greenhough Tel: 272713 Email:

Other verbal or physical assaults should be reported to the Deans.

University policy

The new Sexual Harassment and Violence Advice Service opened in Michaelmas 2018

Information on the University’s new policy on harassment may be found from the Diversity and Equal Opportunities website. This includes advice and guidance on situations where a criminal offence may have been committed. There is a flowchart summarising the process.

New advice on sexual violence is here.

Advice on surviving traumatic events is here.

Help can also be found at the Student Advice Service