We take the issues of harassment and sexual misconduct extremely seriously. No student or staff member should ever have to feel unsafe, and we are committed to providing a wide range of measures to ensure everyone feels supported throughout their time at Solent.
Professor Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor
Sexual violence and harassment is any sexual act that is perpetrated without the consent of the other person. Sexual violence and harassment is not specific to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or age. This can take place in person, via phone or text message or online via email, instant messaging or social media.
Solent is standing up to sexual violence and harassment because it is never acceptable. Here at Solent, if you have been a victim of sexual harassment or violence, you can speak with a Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) to gain more information around your options for reporting, disciplinary actions and support services available to you.
This short video has been produced by Yellow Door and discusses the meaning of and importance of consent. We strongly encourage you to watch it.
Solent has created an online, interactive consent package for all students at the University. This training helps to build on knowledge and understanding around what is consent, who can give consent, and respectful sexual behaviours.
Take the online training course
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual violence and harassment, you can report it using a dedicated form.
Report an incident
For support from the University around sexual assault, domestic abuse or harassment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can phone the Student Hub on 023 8201 6899.
All support will be completely confidential and our trained team will be able to direct students to further help if needed.
You can also see Solent Students’ Union’s support services on their website.