Here at University of Leicester we strongly believe that being able to study with dignity and respect is central to a positive student experience; by promoting equality, a positive culture and where inappropriate behaviour is addressed. We are all part of a community both within and beyond the University and have a responsibility to demonstrate our commitment towards this.

What does this mean?

There are many ways in which dignity and respect can be compromised.  Here are some examples:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Sexual harassment and sexual assault including rape, (this can also include sexist banter and behaviour)
  • Discrimination
  • Anti-social behaviour in halls or in the wider community
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Offensive or inappropriate behaviour towards students, staff or anybody else

What to do if you need help or support

If you have experienced anything that you wish to speak to us about please contact us as soon as possible.  There will be someone available to speak to you and offer help and advise by exploring your options and signposting to other services where appropriate.

Who do I contact?

In University residences

Security on 0116 252 2888

Oadby Student Village: 0116 223 1493

City Living: 0116 223 1485
(Including: Freemen’s Common, Mary Gee, Nixon Court, Opal Court, Oxford Court)

In the Student Union or the O2 Academy

You can contact Harriet Smailes on 0116 223 1152 email:hls38@le.ac.uk
or Kumaran on 01162231157 or email: ak11@leicester.ac.uk

The SU also have a harassment form you can complete by clicking on the link below


For all other locations contact

Security on 0116 252 2888

Student Welfare on 01162 2231154 or email: welfare@le.ac.uk



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Opening hours

The Student Welfare Service is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Appointments can be made outside of these hours in special circumstances.

In an emergency, contact University Security on 0116 252 2888.

Contact Us

+44 (0)116 223 1185


Or visit us in the Student Service Centre, Charles Wilson Building