Sexual violence support

Find out what sexual violence support is available from our student support team and get help and advice from external organisations

NTU does not tolerate any forms of sexual violence. All students deserve the opportunity to study, learn, and live in an environment free of all forms of sexual abuse. If you, or someone you know, has experienced any form of sexual violence, now or in the past, we have dedicated trained Sexual Violence Liaison Officers who will offer support at your pace.

We define sexual violence as any sexual act occurring without the consent of all parties, including but not limited to; sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment and stalking.

Help and support

Our support for you consists of:

  • Offering you a single point of contact within the University to support you on what you may need
  • Sharing information about specialist support within the university and in the community
  • Working with your course team in cases where there are impacts on your studies or where you may need adjustments or need time out
  • Advising about the Notification of Extenuating Circumstances process
  • Offering a point of contact during the period of any police investigation

Our support is confidential, respectful, and for you. We will respect your wishes and needs.

To access sexual violence support, please complete the online form and specify sexual violence support.

External support services

The Topaz Centre, Nottinghamshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre

A specialist 24/7 service for people 18+ who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Visit the Topaz Centre website

Email the Topaz Centre

Telephone: 0800 085 9993

East Midlands Children and Young People's Sexual Assault Service (EMCYPSAS)

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre for anyone who is 17 years or younger. Visit the EMCYPSAS website or contact them via phone 0800 183 0023.

NTSU Respect and Consent

For more information about support after sexual assault, visit the NTSU website.

The Nottingham Consent Coalition

NTU is proud to be a member of The Nottingham Consent Coalition, working within the community to prevent and respond to sexual violence.

For more information, visit The Consent Coalition website.

What do I do if I feel at risk of sexual or domestic violence?

If you are not safe in your household, there is still support throughout Nottingham for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or domestic violence.


For list of services in Nottingham working remotely, visit the Equation website

You can also email student support for support for help during this time. advice and reporting

For support regarding domestic violence outside of Nottingham, get help and advice about domestic abuse

National sexual violence helpline

Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

If you are unsure of local services in your area, please email student support services and we can advise.

  • Last updated: 01/10/2020