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Any incidents of harassment or bullying will be regarded extremely seriously and if proven, would be grounds for disciplinary action, which may include dismissal or expulsion.

St George's, University of London has a code of conductat work which applies in circumstances where professional and personal relationships overlap. This may also affect students.

Throughout your time at St George’s, you will meet a lot of new people from all walks of life. At some points it is possible that you may find yourselves in a disagreement with friend or find that not everyone you meet makes a positive contribution to your life or wellbeing. If one of your relationships has hit a low point, we would always advise that you try communicating and talking with that person as a first port of call. Often this can prevent a problem from escalating.

There may be times when the situation has reached a point where you believe you need assistance from a third party in order to resolve the difficulty. Consider whether mutual friends may be able to help, or you can talk in confidence with staff who can help and support you in finding a way forward. 

If you or someone you know is suffering from bullying or harassment, it is not something that should be ignored or tolerated - so please talk to someone about it. You might approach:

  • personal tutors

  • the students’ union officers, particularly the Vice-President (Education and Welfare)

  • the counselling service

  • wardens at the hall of residence

  • any other staff member in whom you have confidence.

There are often a wide variety of options that may be employed to help improve the situation, from informal processes to mediation to formal complaints procedures.  Trained staff will be able to take you through these and help you decide the best way forward for you.


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