Is it an emergency?

If you are off-campus and it’s an emergency please call the emergency services on 999.

If you are on campus and it’s an emergency which requires an ambulance please call the Security emergency line on 4141 or 01382 384141 and the Security Team will connect you to an ambulance.

If no ambulance is required please contact the Security Team on 01382 385850 or if you are close by to one of the Assistance points installed around campus, press the red button to be connected to the Security Team.

 

What is gender-based violence?

Our hope is that you never experience gender-based violence (GBV) but we also know that it is a major issue facing society. It is a term that covers a range of abuse and can include:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Stalking, sexual harassment and intimidation
  • Commercial sexual exploitation including prostitution, pornography and trafficking
  • Dowry-related abuse
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Forced Marriage

What are the effects of Gender-Based Violence?

Gender-based violence can affect anyone at any point during their lives. It affects people in different ways but it can often lead to victim/survivors feeling alone, isolated, angry and worried. It can also lead to depression, anxiety, flashbacks, sleep problems, problems with eating, and being unable to concentrate.

What are my options?

We understand that experiencing gender-based violence can be extremely isolating, frightening and upsetting. We, at the University of Dundee, are committed to ensuring that our campuses are a safe place and that we support students to achieve their full potential. We have made our statement on GBV available. If you have been affected by gender-based violence and would like to speak to someone you can expect to be treated with respect and in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.

Whether you’ve experienced gender-based violence recently or in the past, the University of Dundee is here to support you to take whichever steps you want to take next.