Respect & Consent

Respect at NTU: Give it. Get it. Expect it.

NTU is a great place to learn, work and live. We all have a part to play to ensure that this positive picture includes everyone, not just the people we know, like or relate to easily.

Dignity and respect are really important foundations for this: all students and staff are expected to treat others with respect, and can expect respect from others in return. You can find out more about the university's thoughts on this in the NTU Dignity and Respect Policy.

All students, staff and visitors are expected to follow NTU policies, which are based on UK law and values, including mutual respect and tolerance.

Note: this section of the website contains throughout descriptions of sexual harassment, rape, bullying and other abuse.

What you can do

  • Find out more information about your options
    • If your experience of living, studying, or working here doesn't match expectations of a respectful environment and you need further information, advice or support, the NTU Dignity and Respect Policy, which is part of the Respect at NTU campaign, is a good place to start.
  • Report it
    • The Student Code of Behaviour (SCOB) sets out the standards of behaviour expected from students and the procedures that will be followed if those standards are not met. The university has the authority to investigate and take action over instances of alleged student misconduct, so if you see it, report it. Behaviour that breaches the SCOB can result in very serious consequences, including expulsion from the university.
  • Look for ways to safely challenge negative attitudes and behaviour:
    • "I really wasn't comfortable with how you spoke to our flatmate earlier."
    • "I heard what you said about the girls in our flat. It made me feel really uncomfortable. I don't think it's okay to talk about people like that. Why don't you get to know them a bit?"

No matter what the issue is, big or small, if it is bothering you then we need to know so that we can help you. Remember, if we don't know something is affecting you, we don't know to help you.

There are a wide range of people and services, both within the university and in the wider community, that exist to offer you support and advice. See the get help page for details.