Process for Dealing with Harassment

This year’s Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) revealed that some PGRs had witnessed harassment at Surrey. The University has a zero tolerance policy for any kind of harassment and we wanted take this opportunity to remind you of the support and reporting options available to you.

  1. The University’s EDI strategy is to ‘Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation’, and so the University has a zero tolerance policy for harassment. 
  2. Researchers, students and staff should report anything they perceive as harassment, even if they are just a witness to it, via the University’s robust harassment reporting system: Report + Support – University of Surrey
  3. Researchers seeking professional advice and guidance on how to handle an incident can contact the EDI team:
  4. PGRs and ECRs can ask for a confidential 1-2-1 at any time with a friendly RDP Training Officer:
  5. If you feel you are being affected by what you have witnessed or experienced, you can seek 1-2-1 emotional support from our trained wellbeing councillors at the Wellbeing Centre. The service is open to all students and staff at the University. 
  6. If you would like to suggest ways in which the Doctoral College can better tackle harassment, please contact the EDI Lead: