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 Please note that any student who discloses an incident of bullying, harassment or sexual violence will not be subject to disciplinary action by the University if they have engaged in behaviour in violation of the social distancing and public health measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the time of the incident or events leading up to the incident.  
Bullying is unwanted physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct which may intentionally or unintentionally violate a person’s dignity or create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment which interferes with an individual’s learning, working or social environment. 

Harassment is “unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual” (Equality Act 2010).
 
 The behaviour or treatment may relate to a person’s gender, disability, gender reassignment or gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, age or any other protected characteristic.
 
 Harassment may consist of persistent behaviour, although one single act may be considered sufficiently serious to warrant formal or informal reporting. 

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