Please read the following guidance. It will help you understand what will happen when you use the Reporting Form to make a report. 

You can use the Reporting Form to submit a report if you are a University of Glasgow staff member, or on behalf of a University of Glasgow staff member. 

Guidance about submitting a report

The main reason for submitting a report is so that you can access advice and support.

More generally, we want to foster a culture where bullying, harassment and discrimination of any kind are not tolerated; where everyone can go about their business in safety.

In any scenario where the University uses the reports to identify wider issues in our community, this data will only be made available in anonymised forms. 

What will happen

This form will be sent to the Equality and Diversity Unit who will initially review each report.  If you submit a report and give your name and contact details they will contact you to outline the options or actions that are available to you. These might include:

  • advice and guidance on how you might deal with the situation yourself, if appropriate.
  • further informal support through a Respect Adviser

  • further support from your local People and Organisational Development colleagues
  • Referral to a First Responder
  • signposting to the University's employee assistance programme

If you would prefer to speak to someone, rather than submit a form, you may contact your local P&OD team to request a meeting.

At any time after you submit the report, you can decide not to pursue the matters raised any further.


Your report and your details will be treated as confidential and will not be shared without your consent. 

Emergency intervention

Where a report discloses information which suggests that the safety of an individual is at imminent risk, we may be obliged to share the report.

In such a situation, the University may need to take immediate action. If you feel that your report may fall into this category, we would advise you to seek more immediate support through the University's SafeZone app, from the University's Crisis Team, the Samaritans or the Breathing Space Helpline.

If you submit an anonymous report, we will have no way of knowing who submitted the report, so no one will make contact with you. 

Anonymous reports can sometimes help to provide an impression of issues arising in a particular part of the University (for example, in a specific academic unit or service), or across the University as a whole.  

In these instances, we might make informal enquiries into the issues identified in the report.

Instead of using this form, you can also raise an issue with your local HR/People and Organisational Development team.

Additional guidance if a colleague makes a report to you

If you have received a report from a colleague/team member and are unsure what to do, please review our additional guidance if the report made to you relates to:

Privacy Notice

Please review the Privacy Notice for information on how your personal data will be dealt with.

Reporting form: harassment, bullying or sexual violence

Reporting form: harassment, bullying or sexual violence

Which of the following best describes the situation your report relates to:

Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the individual.

Harassment is unwanted conduct related to a protected characteristic, such as race, sexual orientation or gender reassigment, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity.

Sexual harassment is any unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature that an individual finds offensive or which makes them feel distressed, intimidated or humiliated.

Sexual violence is defined as a sexual act committed against someone without that person's freely given consent. This includes completed or attempted acts.

Discrimination means treating a person unfairly because of who they are or because they possess certain characteristics, such as sex or race.

Victimisation means treating someone badly or subjecting then to a detriment because they complain about discrimination or help someone who has been the victim of discrimination.

Are you reporting on behalf of yourself or somebody else?

Please indicate if you/ the person who has been affected by the issue believes they have been targeted because of any of the following (optional):

Please give a brief overview of your report. (Optional)

If you submit your contact details a member of University staff will contact you. This may be someone from the University’s Respect Advisers, the Equality and Diversity Unit or your local HR team who can explain the support the University can provide and the options available to you.

You can also submit a report anonymously but if you do, we may not be able to:

  • Contact you (or the individual you are submitting a report for) in order to provide support
  • Investigate the report
  • Take any form of disciplinary action