Sexual Violence Support

Practical support for students who have experienced sexual violence

Student Support Service staff recognise the unique issues faced by students who have experienced sexual violence and are committed to providing support from someone who understands their needs. As such, we have designated staff who you can contact by completing the “I need advice” online form and specifying sexual violence support in the application.

We define sexual violence as any sexual act occurring without the consent of all parties, including but not limited to; sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment and stalking.

Examples of how we could help are based on an individual’s needs and might include but is not limited to:

  • advising about or referring to support at the University and specialist agencies including confidential counselling.
  • liaison with your course team and /or accommodation provider in cases where a student doesn't feel able to make direct contact themselves, when there are impacts on studies and safety in accommodation which require additional support or adjustments or you need to take time out.
  • advice and support with the Notification of Extenuating Circumstances processes
  • A point of contact within student support services during the period of any investigation.
  • Support for you which is respectful, shows understanding and seeks to progress with any agreed actions with the students’ informed consent.

The Topaz Centre, Nottinghamshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre

A specialist 24/7 service for people 18+ who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Visit the Topaz Centre website or contact them via email or telephone, on 0800 085 9993.

East Midlands Children and Young People's Sexual Assault Service (EMCYPSAS)

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre for anyone who is 17 years or younger. Visit the EMCYPSAS website or contact them via phone 0800 183 0023.

Survivor Support Network

A Nottingham Trent Students’ Union student-led group for survivors of sexual violence at NTU. The student community runs regular meetings and social events throughout the year to provide a safe, friendly, and non-judgemental space for other student survivors at NTU. For more information about events, view their anonymous facebook page.

Students are reminded that NTU has policies and expectations relating to student behaviour detailed on our Respect and Consent pages and discriminatory or harmful behaviours will not be tolerated:

What do I do if I feel at risk of sexual or domestic violence?

If you are not safe in your household, there is still support throughout Nottingham for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or domestic violence. Please visit the Equation website for an extensive list of all the services in Nottingham that are working remotely and an update on their hours. You can also email us for support from our Student Support team during this time.

For support regarding domestic violence outside of Nottingham, visit the website for advice and details of how to get help. There is also a national sexual violence free 24/7 helpline 0808 2000 247. If you are unsure of local services in your area, please email Student Support Services and we can assist.