Discrimination is the unfair or prejudicial treatment of people and groups based on characteristics such as race, gender, age, or sexual orientation. 

If you think someone you know is being discriminated against there are lots of ways in which you can help them. 
Listen and Believe
  • Listen. If someone discloses they are being of discriminated against listen to their experience, please don’t judge them. It would be great if you show them compassion and empathy.  Listening can be a massive help. 
  • Believe. Just let them explain what happened and how they are feeling. Don’t ask lost of questions reinforcing you believe what they are saying.  
  • Reassure. Tell them that no one, has the right to hurt them and that no matter what, it is not their fault that this occurred.
  • Give Options. Ask them what they want to do next and give them some options (outlined below)

Signpost them to University support services for students

Report and Support is a disclosure site, which allow students to inform the University of incidents including discrimination.
 Students and staff can report anonymously, or can request to speak to an advisor who is a trained member of the Student Welfare team to discuss their 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 a student needs support with their 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