Discrimination takes place when an individual or a group of people is treated less favourably than others based on one of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act (2010). 

These include:
  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation. 
You can experience direct or indirect discrimination.  The types of behaviour include discriminating if you have a mental health condition or family responsibilities.  You may feel you don't get the same opportunities, derogatory comments based on your characteristics or receiving less pay for doing the same job as colleagues.

University support for students

Report and Support is a disclosure site, which allow students to inform the University of incidents including discrimination. You can report anonymously, or you can request to speak to an advisor who is a trained member of the Student Welfare team to discuss your disclosure and options, this will be in line with University's privacy statement and does not instigate the start of formal complaint. Our Counselling, Mental Health, and Wellbeing Service is also available if you need support with your mental health or wellbeing.  

External Support

Family Lives - provides some information and advice on bullying at University.

In an emergency contact the police on 999 or in a non-emergency call 101 or use the live chat.

If you need help with your mental health, SHOUT provides text-based crisis support. Text SHOUT to 85258. You can also call the Greater Manchester NHS Mental Health Helpline available 24/7 on 0800 953 0285.

Citizens advice - for advice if you're being harassed or bullied at work.

There are two ways you can tell us what happened