Swansea University enforces a zero-tolerance approach when addressing sexual violence. 

Sexual violence is the general term used to describe any kind of unwanted sexual act or activity, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and many others. Swansea University has support mechanisms in place to support you should you have been a victim of or affected by sexual violence. 

Where to Start

Tell yourself: Sometimes the first person survivors need to disclose to is themselves. Too often survivors can internalize messages that it wasn’t “so bad” or was somehow their fault.

Share with someone you trust: This is never easy but consider sharing with a friend, an academic mentor or your residences life assistant if you live on-campus. Let them know what you need.

Seek medical care: Even if there are no obvious injuries or you don’t want to report the assault to the police, it is important to seek medical attention if the assault just happened. We can help you with that, directing you to the local Sexual Assault Response Centre (SARC).

Connect with support Contact the Wellbeing Service within Student Services or the Advice and Support Centre within the Student Union at Swansea University. We are here to listen to you, and will help you access resources and make an informed decision about the next steps - if and when you choose to.

How Can The Wellbeing Service and Advice and Support Centre Help?

You have access to our support regardless of whether the sexual violence happened on- or off-campus, or if you were subjected to sexual violence before you came to Swansea. With your consent, we can help you with:

  • Referrals to counselling and medical services
  • Academic and accommodation adjustments 
  • Understanding the reporting options available to you
  • Navigating systems and resources within the university and the community
People react and deal with sexual violence in many different ways. Any way you choose to proceed will be fully respected. We will support you on whatever path works best for you. We will handle your disclosure with confidentiality and will respect any decisions you make-we are here to listen and support you. 
 
We have put together some information about your options and the next steps to take below.
 
 

What to do next

Contact the Team

To arrange an appointment with one of the team or to seek advice please get in touch:

Wellbeing Service
Phone: 01792 29 5592
Email: wellbeing@swansea.ac.uk

The Advice and Support Centre at the Student Union
Phone: 01792 29 5821
Email: advice@swansea-union.co.uk