Support for Students

1. Newcastle University

Sexual Violence Liaison Officers

At Newcastle University we have a team of specially trained Sexual Violence Liaison Officers (SVLOs). The SVLOs role is to provide free, safe, non-judgemental guidance and support to students who have survived sexual violence whilst at university. SVLOs can support you regardless of where the incident occurred. For more information click here.

To be referred to an SVLO you can use Report and Support (click 'Speak to an advisor'), or email

Newcastle Student Health and Wellbeing Teams

Our Student Health and Wellbeing teams provide a range of support, including mental health support, disability support, and chaplaincy.

Safe Zone App

SafeZone is a free app for all students and colleagues that connects you directly to the University security team if you need help while you are on campus. 

You can get urgent help if you or someone near you, feels threatened or is the victim of an assault or robbery. You can also call for First Aid or help in less urgent situations. When you raise an alarm or call for help, all on-campus security team members will be alerted to your situation and location so that they can co-ordinate to help you quickly and effectively.
2. Newcastle University Student Union (NUSU)
Details about the NUSU Welfare and Equality Officer can be found here, and further details of support available from the Students' Union can be found here.

If matters are impacting on your academic work, your accommodation, or finances, you can contact the Student Advice Centre for support.

You can also report sexual harassment directly to your Student Union via their disclosure form.

You may be interested in joining It Happens Here - a NUSU society that aims to support all survivors and allies of sexual violence on campus through campaigns, socials, self defence, self care and support groups.  

Support for Colleagues

1. Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides support 24/7, 365 days a year. Support from the EAP is confidential, and provided by an organisation independent to the University. It is accessible via phone, email, or online at no cost to you. There is no limit to the number of issues you can receive support on. More details can be found here.

2. The Education Support Network

The Education Support Network provide free telephone and online support and counselling for anyone who works in education.

3. Trade Unions

Newcastle University recognises three campus trade unions, UNISON, UCU and UNITE


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