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Anonymous Reporting

We understand that this may be a difficult time for you, and we want to help connect you to support. There could be a number of reasons why you might choose to report anonymously. You should note, however, that if you choose to report anonymously, the university is not able to act on any information provided or respond to you directly. However, by manking an anonymous report, the information provided could help others by improving our understanding of incidents that students are experiencing. If you would like to receive a response to your report, please find further information on reporting with contact details on our report page.

You may be not be ready to report an incident formally to the university and that is ok. It is still very useful to us to understand the type of behaviours occurring and we want to make sure that students and staff have the opportunity to log incidents without their personal details being known.

Please note that reporting an incident anonymously doesn't mean that you are unable to also report in a different way, even if it is at a later date. If you would like more information about the other avenues of reporting, please visit our report homepage. 

After submitting an anonymous report, you will be encouraged to take a screenshot of the submission message signposting you to some external support services that can be accessed independently to the university. We are unable to send this information to you directly as we do not collect any identifiable information. 


We will use this data to inform prevention work and enable us to take positive actions towards making St Mary's a safe place for our students, staff, and visitors. 


Designated staff within Student Services have access to the forms students submit. We do not request any identifiable information to ensure that your report remains anonymous.

The amalgamated data is reported to a special committee once a month to help us understand any issues within our university and to plan preventative action wherever possible.