We are satisfied that the disciplinary process relating to the recent group chat has concluded and are encouraged that the University has deployed a range of outcomes, including expulsion, reflecting the severity of this case.
Sexism, racism and oppression of any kind have no place within our community. The SU has a zero-tolerance approach to this, and we were shocked by the content of this group chat.
Ensuring that our community is as safe and inclusive as possible is a priority of the SU. However, while this must mean disciplinary action where appropriate and necessary, it must also mean fostering a proactive culture where every single one of us challenges harmful behaviour wherever it manifests. The SU will continue to work with students and the University through initiatives such as our #WeGetConsent campaign in order to achieve this.
The SU will also continue to support the victims of this case, as we will for any student who has been affected by these issues. If these events have affected you and you require help or support, please feel free to contact the following services:
Within the Students' Union and University:
Warwick Students Union Advice Centre
A confidential service which is independent from the University and provides impartial advice for all students.
Wellbeing Support Services
Practical help and guidance, including referral to counselling and other specialist services.
Provides therapeutic counselling for all students and staff at any level or time at university.
Mental Health Team
Support with a wide range of mental health & wellbeing issues and mental health disabilities.
University Health Centre
Surgeries run throughout the day.
Free, independent and confidential support for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives. Services include a Helpline, counselling and support through the reporting process.
Specialist Support Blue Sky Centre SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
Provides immediate support, medical care and optional police intervention. Staffed 24/7 at George Elliot Hospital.
National LGBT and Hate Crime
Sexual Violence or Domestic Abuse Helpline.
National Rape Crisis Helpline
0808 8029999 Freephone - available every day, 12pm Noon–2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm.