Stalking is a form of harassment and is defined as persistent and unwanted attention that makes you feel pestered and harassed. It includes behaviour that happens two or more times, directed at or towards you by another person, which causes you to feel alarmed or distressed or to fear that violence might be used against you.

Stalking can be particularly hard to cope with because it can go on for a long period of time, making you feel constantly anxious and afraid. Sometimes the problem can build up slowly and it can take a while for you to realise that you are caught up in an ongoing campaign of abuse. For more information and support, visit Paladin and the National Stalking Helpline .

What to do if you are affected by any of these issues

If you:

  • experience serious assault or sexual violence and are hurt or in danger,
  • witness a serious assault or sexual violence and the person involved is hurt or in danger,

then you must seek help immediately. If you are on campus then you should report it to the university in the first instance and they will call the emergency services if necessary.

If you are on

  • Docklands campus contact Security in the East Building, either in person or by calling extension 5599 or 0208 223 5599
  • Stratford campus contact Security in the CC Building, either in person or by calling extension 4073 or 0208 223 4073
  • USS campus contact Security by the Reception desk either in person or by calling extension 7888 or 0208 223 7888

If it is a non-emergency then you can report it online, and someone will contact you within 3 working days, or you may decide to report an incident anonymously. This means that the incident will be logged for statistical purposes, however we are unable to take any direct action on anonymous reports.

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