The Best Student Life. Bristol SU

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Bristol SU believes that bullying, harassment, sexual harassment and violence, assault and discrimination are not acceptable.

Students who experience a crisis or are the victim of a crime outside normal working hours can contact the police on 999 (emergency number) or 101 (non-emergency number).

The University Security Services operate 24/7 and their contact number is 0117 3311223 (emergency number) or 0117 928 7848 (non-emergency number). If you feel unsafe on or around campus call Security or go to your nearest University building and ask someone to phone Security for you.

You can also use the Report and Support system to report any concerns or speak to an Adviser from the University’s Student Wellbeing or Residential Life Services for advice and support. Contact Wellbeing Access to do this. You can report and get support for yourself or on behalf of someone else. Please be reassured that all services will treat your report sensitively and confidentially.

As well as the above for issues such as bullying and harassment you can make a formal complaint using the University’s Acceptable Behaviour Policy. You can contact a Bristol SU Just Ask adviser to discuss and get advice on making advice.

Below is information on support you can access in the community from other organisations. 

Sexual Harassment and Violence

The Bridge (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

The Bridge offers support to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They can:

  • Talk to you about what’s happened.
  • Discuss your options.
  • Provide medical care, including a forensic medical examination, sexual health and onward referrals.
  • Provide emotional and psychological support, including arranging counselling.
  • Give practical help.
  • Provide information about making a report to the police.

The Bridge is open 24/7, 365 days a year and their number is: 0117 342 6999.


Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARAS)

SARSAS provides a helpline, email, live chat and self-help resources to support people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse either recent or historically. They support girls, boys, women, men, trans and non-binary people.

Helpline: 0808 801 0456



Domestic Violence

Bristol Against Violence and Abuse

They list organisations that can give support and advice, by the type of violence or abuse including support for boys and men.


Next Link

Next Link provide support services, and can help arrange emergency accommodation for women and girls who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse.

Call: 0117 925 0680


Website and Live Chat:

Discrimination and Hate Crime

Bristol Hate Crime & Discrimination Services

A group of six local organisations working to support victims of hate crime and discrimination. You can find out more information and how to contact the organisation directly by clicking on the logos on the website.

Use the forms on the website to report a hate crime; alternatively, you can call the BHC&DS 24/7 freephone number on 0800 171 2272.