There may be reasons why you would prefer to report your experiences anonymously. Reporting your experience can be an empowering action to take, and we take any information we receive about negative experiences within our community very seriously. Reporting anonymously means that your identity is protected when you submit an anonymous report and we will not be able to contact you or offer you any specific support.
Unfortunately, we are not able to take any direct action against individuals as a result of anonymous reports. We are committed to the principles of natural justice and the practicalities of investigating specific incidents usually means anonymity is not possible to maintain.
Why do we collect anonymous reports?
We will not be able to contact you or act on the specific information contained in an anonymous report, but it will be used to better understand the issues impacting our university community and to shape our prevention and response to unacceptable behaviour.
We use the anonymous data to identify trends or patterns emerging in our community and work with relevant Faculties, Schools, Services or external agencies to implement proactive measures to mitigate concerning trends. This may include new awareness campaigns or creating more specific resources.
On the anonymous reporting form we ask why you chose to report anonymously. Capturing this enables us to identify potential barriers to reporting and means we can review whether there is more information or support we can provide to reduce and remove such barriers.
Can I talk to an adviser and still then submit an anonymous report?
You can talk to an adviser to understand your options and make an informed decision on whether reporting anonymously is the right option for you.
You could also talk with a Wellbeing Adviser about your experience and your thoughts around reporting.