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A community based on dignity and respect

We are determined to create a community based on dignity and respect where everyone is able to thrive free from harassment and bullying.

We want you and fellow students to feel valued and respected and able to study in a discrimination-free environment that promotes equality of opportunity and where difference is valued and respected by all - different voices, one community.

We’ve launched a new campaign across campus to champion our Student Charter and highlight unacceptable behaviours and ensure students know where to report them via our Report and Support tool.

“Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We want students to be role models of respectful behaviour, and reflect how their behaviours are received by others as bullying and harassment has no place at the University of Portsmouth.”

Chris Chang, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Student Life), University of Portsmouth

“During our time as students here at the University of Portsmouth and further into our lives it is important for us to understand how to treat others with dignity and respect and to understand the negative effects not doing so can impact on others lives.”

Natasha Layley, Welfare Officer, University of Portsmouth Students’ Union

Student Charter

We want you to value the people you meet, and be a role model in the ways you treat people with respect, equity and dignity as part of our Student Charter, which outlines your responsibilities as a member of our community. Please read the Charter and be an advocate. 

Do you know the SCORE at Portsmouth?


Seek out and nurture strong support networks and partnerships to help meet your academic, career, and personal needs


Play your part in welcoming others into diverse, inclusive, global and local communities where ideas are shared, opinions are sought, and views are valued


Embrace challenges, be intellectually curious, and seize the broad range of opportunities provided within and beyond the curriculum


Value the people you meet and the places where you study, work, and live; be a role model in the ways you treat people with respect, equity and dignity


Commit wholeheartedly to a stimulating learning environment, provide and respond to timely and constructive feedback, and push the boundaries of your subject

Report and Support Tool

We want you to use our Report and Support tool to report any issue of harassment, bullying, hate or violence involving or affecting someone who is a member of the University community issues can be made anonymously and by witnesses as well as those who have experienced issues – we want every incident to be recorded, and to ensure that everyone gets the right support.

Help and support