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Trigger warning: This page discusses sexual assault and violence, mental health, racism and other discriminatory behaviours.

What is #NeverOK?

It's a joint campaign between Hull University Students' Union and the University of Hull that aims to end all forms of violence and discriminatory behaviour, including rape and sexual assault, racism, ableism, ageism, homophobia and transphobia, and discrimination based on a person's religion.

Everyone has the right to live and study in a safe and supportive environment.

We are committed to ensuring an inclusive, supportive and respectful environment for all and believe that any form of bullying, harassment or discrimination is #NeverOK.

#NeverOK means we do not tolerate:

Abuse

Emotional or physical behaviour that intentionally harms or injures another person, often to gain control over them.

Anti-social behaviour

Acts that cause harm, distress or discomfort to an individual, a group, a community, or an environment.

Bullying

Offensive, intimidating, or malicious behaviour which can be physical, verbal and non-verbal (e.g. via text or social media).

Discrimination

When an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably based on a characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Harassment

Unwanted behaviour that is offensive or makes someone feel distressed, degraded or intimidated.

Hate crime

A crime that is motivated by prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity.
Microaggressions
A statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.

Racism

The belief that someone is inferior because of their colour, ethnicity, nationality or race, leading to discrimination.

Sexual harassment

Unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature, which could include sexual comments or jokes, touching or sexual advances without consent, and sexual assault.

Violence

Behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill a person or animal.
This Ends Now

Only one in TEN women students in the UK who experience sexual assault or rape will report it. This Ends Now.

Students at Hull deserve better. We want you to be able to report sexual assault and rape, and to feel supported in this process, so that’s why in March 2020 we launched the This Ends Now campaign.

Find out more       Sign the pledge

Consent Training

Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent should be clearly and freely communicated.

In 2021, President of the Students' Union, Phoebe, and former President of Inclusivity and Diversity, Evie, worked hard to develop a consent training module in My Journey. Watch the video below to find out more.

myJourney Consent Training

Bringing the blame back to the perpetrator

At Hull University Students’ Union, we know the victim is not to blame. It’s not the way you dress, the way you look at someone or the way you act. That’s why we’ve created a series of posters and digital screens to go up in our venues to remind individuals of this. See below.

Our venues, safe venues

At Hull University Students’ Union, we want to make sure you have an enjoyable, but safe, night in all of our venues. In fact, that’s why our nightclub is called Asylum. Have you noticed the names of our other spaces are called Sanc (short for Sanctuary) and Haven? They are all safe spaces.

Staying true to what the name means, we want to make sure your Asylum experience is as special as possible, we’ve teamed up with some amazing people! From arrival to getting back home, you’re in safe hands!

Find out more: hulluniunion.com/places/asylum

Safe campus card

In 2019, we launched our first safe campus card and in 2021, we developed it with updated contact details. The card features contact information for mental health services, sexual assault services and many more.

One Hull Of A Woman

One Hull of a Woman is a campaign which was set up by our Student President Team in 2020 in order to allow women to network with other women, find out more about events that are on and the campaigns we’re running to improve the experiences of women at the University of Hull! We have been collaborating with the University of Hull and Hull Sport on a number of different projects relating to women’s safety, women’s mental health, sexual violence, women in sport and women in male-dominated careers. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

Find out more: facebook.com/OneHullofaWoman

Useful Resources

University of Hull Mental Health Team

The University of Hull provides Mental Health Practitioners who offer a free, confidential and non-judgemental listening and advice service on campus. If you have experienced or are currently experiencing rape, sexual assault or domestic abuse, you can contact them for an appointment. Details for booking appointments can be found here.

The CASA Suite

Offers free support and practical help to anyone in the Humberside area who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse. It is completely confidential and personal information does not have to be given to receive help. They have a range of options, including a medical examination that can preserve evidence for future use in court if desired, immediate medical care provided by female medical examiners and support in going to the police.
Contact Number: 0330 223 01 81 (not a helpline as this is only monitored during office hours)
Email: [email protected]

Rape Crisis England & Wales

Offers free counselling services through trained counsellors who conduct one-to-one counselling sessions by appointment. They provide a drop-in service on a Wednesday morning 10:00 – 13:00. They also have a helpline open Tuesdays and Thursdays between 13:00 – 16:00.
Helpline: 01482 329 990
Email: [email protected]

The Hull University Students' Union Advice Centre

Offers free, confidential and impartial advice. Making an appointment with the Advice Centre does not mean that you have to report anything to the university.
Contact Number: 01482 466263
Or contact the Advice Centre by email: [email protected]

Blue Door

Charitable service that provides support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence. During term time they provide an on-campus drop-in service on Fridays 12:30 – 2:30pm located in the Central Hub on the first floor of Student Central. You can either contact Blue Door directly to book an appointment with them, get assistance from the Mental Health Support team to book with them, or simply turn up to the drop-in session without prior arrangement.
Helpline: 0800 197 47 87
Email: [email protected]

NHS MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE SERVICE

Urgent service for people living in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems, or an acute mental health crisis.
To access the service, telephone 01482 301701

Survivors UK

A charity for male survivors of sexual assault and rape, and are based primarily in London, but do offer online guidance and signposting for people in the rest of the UK. Their services include counselling, legal support as well as group support.
Helpline: 02035 983898
Email: [email protected]

Safeline

A support charity for men and women that provides a number of services, including online counselling and support/guidance via telephone if desired. Their services can include creative therapies and group support.
Helpline for men: 0808 800 5005
Helpline for women: 0808 802 9999
Email: [email protected]

Victim Support

A charity that provides victims of crime with advice and confidential support to help you move beyond the impact of crime.
Specialist teams deliver tailored support to help people recover from the effects of crime and traumatic events. Support can be requested here.
Helpline: 0808 168 9111

Galop

An anti-violence LGBT+ charity specialising in sexual violence as well as hate crime and domestic abuse. Based primarily in London, Galop does offer support and guidance to members of LGBT+ community throughout the UK.
They specialise in support in reporting crimes to the police or answering questions about the criminal justice system. Reports can be made online here.
National helpline: 0800 999 5428

Revenge Porn Helpline

This service offers practical assistance in reporting and removing content online. Whilst they cannot guarantee removal of all images, their partnerships with internet industry partners allows them to minimise the reach, and some of the harm, caused by revenge pornography. They provide coaching and advice on how and when to gather evidence and approach the authorities, but cannot undertake criminal investigations or report to the police on the victim's behalf.
Helpline: 0345 600 0459 (10am – 4pm)

Hate Crime

At Hull University Students' Union, we proudly stand against any type of hate.
Our Advice Centre is an official Hate Crime Reporting Centre. If you have experienced or witnessed any form of hate crime, please contact the Advice Centre or report it here.
Don't ignore hate crime – report it!