Any form of discrimination is never okay. Discrimination occurs when an individual or a group of people are treated less favourably than others based on a protected characteristic such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (in employment), pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex or gender, sexual orientation.  
  • What is discrimination? It might be useful to think about how the university defines discrimination. 
  • If there’s a friend, family member, member of staff, or colleague that you trust consider talking things through with them.
  • USW Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Team. The University's EDI Team is happy to talk you through the University's procedures, how to make a complaint and what support is available, in confidence. EDI Team can be contacted via email 
  • Report and Support. Students and staff can report an incident using the University’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or with your contact details to be contacted by an appropriate member of staff. If you choose to report with your contact details the member of staff can talk through the options and support available to you, in confidence.

There are two ways you can tell us what happened