Safety first
If someone is in immediate danger or seriously injured call 999 and ask for the appropriate responders

If you are on Newcastle University Campus, inform Newcastle University Security about what has happened using the Safe Zone app or by calling 0191 208 6666.

You have a number of options if you have experienced an initiation, hazing, or ragging whilst studying or working at the University. 
1. Report anonymously to the University 
Our online Report and Support Tool enables students and colleagues to report concerns about initiations, hazing, and ragging anonymously. Whether you experienced this directly, witnessed an incident, or heard through a third party, our report and support tool will record the incident and inform our preventative work. Our community is an environment where prejudice and unacceptable behaviour are never tolerated. 

 2. Ask the University to take action

For Students: If you would like to report concerns about initiations, hazing, or ragging, you can discuss this with the Student Progress Casework Team. You can email them directly via and with your consent and cooperation, they will initiate the appropriate complaint or disciplinary processes.  
For Colleagues: If you are a Newcastle University colleague and have experienced, witnessed or heard about initiations, hazing, or ragging and wish to formally report it, you can do so by raising your concerns with your line manager in the first instance. If you do not feel this reporting mechanism is appropriate, you can speak to another manager or your local People Service Advisor (click here for a list of contacts). Alternatively, you can follow our grievance procedure (click here for more information). All complaints will be taken extremely seriously and investigated in line with our colleague policies and procedures. 

There are two ways you can tell us what happened