We are deeply affected by this incident involving members of our community...
Trigger warning- violence and sexual violence.
We are deeply affected by this incident involving members of our community. Each one of us was shocked and speechless when we were notified, and we have been supporting the University response ever since. We continue to struggle to find words to conceptualise the incident, and the devastating impact it will have had on the lives of the students involved. Our thoughts are with the students impacted, and if you have been affected by this, we are here for you.
We deserve to be safe in our communities, safe in our streets, and safe in our homes. We will continue to work proactively with students and the University to improve the safety of our campus and the support available for our students – we never want this to happen again.
There is support in place through our Advice Service or the University’s Wellbeing Service, or one of the many charities and services who can provide support which we’ve listed below.
The University have released a statement which you can find in your email inbox or on Facebook. This includes a helpline service which is available now for anyone who needs it in the weeks following this incident. We will be increasing our work for a safer campus in the coming weeks, so please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be involved in this work.
We recognise that you may feel distressed and upset reading this. You might also recall your own experiences of harassment or assault. For those affected, we’ve included links to organisations that can offer you support:
University Wellbeing Services
Students’ Guild Advice Service
Exeter Student Nightline
National Domestic Abuse Helpline