Skip to content
Scroll to the top of the page
A view over Glasgow rooftops

Gender Based Violence

We have a zero tolerance policy to all forms of gender based violence.

If at any point you need to quickly leave one of our advice pages, you can hit escape to return to the landing page.

Zero Tolerance Policy

Strath Union has zero tolerance for gender based violence (GBV), including sexual assault and harassment, which includes:

  • Unwanted sexual comments.
  • Unwelcome sexual invitations, innuendos and offensive gestures.
  • Wolf whistling, catcalling, or offensive sexual noises.
  • Unwanted touching.
  • Groping, pinching or smacking of the body, such as on the bottom or chest.
  • Having any item of clothing lifted, tugged, removed or altered without consent.
  • The exposure of sexual organs to an individual without consent.
  • Unwanted sexual conduct on any digital platform.

Here to support you

The Advice Hub has links to a number of resources to support you. We are all professional advisers who specialise in supporting students - although we are not experts in GBV support, we are here for anyone who would like a friendly, supportive face to talk to, to help with contacting anyone about their experience including the University, police, or another support organisation, or who requires advise on the impact on their studies.

We are a confidential service and we will believe what you tell us. We will not share what you tell us unless you agree and give us explicit consent to do so or unless we have reason to believe that you or anyone else is at serious risk. More information about what this means is laid out in our terms and conditions. 

Resources & Training

How to be an Ally

How to be an Ally workshop

Tackling Gender-Based Violence

GBV MyPlace course


Glasgow Taxis Safe Home Scheme

Safe Home Scheme


Police Scotland Sexual Harassment anonymous form

Police Scotland anonymous form

Strathclyde Report and Support

Report and Support


Specialist support for men and LGBT+ people experiencing domestic violence or abuse.



Support for all LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

0800 999 5428


Hemat Gryffe

Crisis support and general support and advice for Glasgow BME women and young people experiencing violence.

0141 353 0859

Hemat Gryffe

National Domestic Abuse Helpline/Refuge

24 hour support for anyone experiencing or at risk of experiencing any kind of domestic violence, including coercive control.

0808 2000 247

National Domestic Abuse Helpline/Refuge

Shakti Women's Aid

Advice and support for BME women, children and young people experiencing domestic violence, with support offered in multiple languages including Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, and Urdu

0131 475 2399


Victim Support

Supporting people affected by crime or traumatic events, including court and trial related advice and support.

0808 168 9111

Victim Support


Empathetic and confidential support and physical examination for anyone who has experienced rape or sexual violence in the last 7 days.

0141 211 8175


Rape Crisis Scotland

National helpline and local centres working to support survivors of sexual violence and on a national level to end sexual violence

08088 01 03 02

Rape Crisis Scotland

Book an appointment

We’re open Monday to Friday all year round other than a Christmas closure and on public holidays. You can book an appointment by visiting the link to our booking form or you can email us.

Book an Appointment

Find us

You can find us on Level 1 of the Union based in the Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell Wing of the Learning and Teaching Building. We are fully accessible.

Explore this area

Accessibility Tools