Sexual Harassment and Violence
Support continues for all students during the COVID-19 Crisis
Queen Margaret University is committed to promoting a safe and supportive environment for each and every member of our community. We recognise that sexual harassment, abuse and violence is a problem in society and we are dedicated to preventing and tackling it on behalf of our students and want to support those who are experiencing ongoing abuse as well as survivors of abuse.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, violence, sexual violence, assault or rape, please know there is support available.
If you feel you are at immediate risk of someone harming you or someone else being harmed, please contact Police Scotland.
In an emergency, always call 999.
There is a 'silent' call system in place with emergency services: if you stay silent or tap your phone you will be passed through to a prompt, if you key 55 this will register the call as a genuine emergency.
Additional Support can be found by clicking on the following links....
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Womens Aid - find your nearest support
Scotlands Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Galop - LGBT+ Anti Violence Charity Support during Coronavirus
Click - support and advice for women selling or exchanging sex
Edinburgh Women's Aid Support during Coronavirus/Covid-19
Womens Aid Safety Advice for Survivors during Coronavirus/Covid-19
For further information on other agencies offering support, advice and help, please visit our website Getting Support, including information on support within QMU.
It is important to speak to someone soon after an incident occurs so that you can get help, support and advice.
If an incident has happened on campus, contact Security on 2222.
If an incident has happened off campus, call Police on 101 or 999, call an ambulance on 999 or NHS 24 on 111.
Students and staff canreport an incident to the university, anonymously or with details, and speak to an advisor about option going forward.