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Say yes to respect

Teesside University is committed to ensuring that all members of our University community are respected and supported in an inclusive, safe environment, feel able to challenge any prejudice and discrimination and know that the University will take a zero tolerance approach to all forms of hate crime, harassment and bullying.



Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between people who are or have been intimate partners or family members. Read more

Harassment and Bullying

Bullying can be defined as offensive behaviour which violates a person's dignity, or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading or offensive environment, or which humiliates or undermines an individual or group.> Read more

Hate incidents and crimes

Hate incidents and hate crime are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. For example, you may have been verbally abused by someone in the street because you're disabled or because of your sexuality. Read more

Mental Health and Well-being

Everyone has mental health. Our mental health affects how we think and feel and how well we cope with everyday life. Your university experience should be exciting and enjoyable but it's not unusual for students to encounter various forms of stress during their studies. Read more

Sexual Assault

Sexual violence is any sexual act that a person did not consent to, or is forced into against their will. It involves touching without consent, where the touching is sexual and includes rape and other sexual offences such as pinching, groping and kissing. Read more


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'Yes to Respect' is jointly funded by HEFCE and Teesside University