Sexual Harassment and Violence
If a student has been impacted by sexual harassment or violence then the Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service provides a safe place for students to be heard, offering free support and advice. All specialist advisors at the service are trained to support students at their own pace, free of charge and in confidence.
The Service is a survivor-only provision and has its own dedicated safe space within 3 Worcester Street. They are independent of the college and academic departments. For an idea of what you can expect when contacting this service, Specialist Caseworker Amelia Hartley has written a blog about her role and how she supports students at Oxford.
You can find out more about the Sexual Harassment and Violence Service on their website and you can contact them to make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to visit a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARCs), any member of college staff team (including sub-Dean and Welfare Dean) can order a free, anonymous taxi for you. There are SARCs in Biscester and Swindon.
As well as health and medical support, SARCs offer post coital emergency contraception, HIV risk assessments, and forensic examination. Time scales for medical care and examinations vary from 48 hours to 10 days after the event, so we encourage you to attend a SARC as soon as possible should you need their support.