In response to the increasing awareness and rise of spiking incidents, we at Sheffield Hallam Students' Union want to make students aware that we will not tolerate any type of behaviour which puts others at risk. We want students to feel safe and supported throughout their time at university, whether that is on campus or out in the community. We are working to raise awareness of this issue and to engage our partners across the city to ensure our students are safe on nights out. We will provide an update in the next few days about what steps we are taking to ensure this.
We understand that these reports may be concerning, and we encourage individuals affected to access support and report any unacceptable behaviour. The following support services are available to those who may have been a victim of spiking, or have been affected by recent events:
- You can talk to a Sheffield Hallam Sexual Violence Liaison Officer if you have been affected by sexual violence or harassment, via Report and Support
- For a student-led, anonymous and non-advisory listening service you can ring, email, or instant message Nightline
- The University's Student Wellbeing team are available for advice, guidance for specific issues, and ongoing wellbeing support
- For independent, free and confidential advice on a range of issues, you can contact the Students' Union Advice Service
- Drink spiking is a crime and should be reported to the Police and via the University's Report and Support scheme
We as the Students' Union encourage you to ask for advice and support when you need it; share and voice your experiences with us; stand up for your rights and campaign against any injustice. We have a dedicated Student Rights and Campaigns Team that are here to support you. To find out more about what they do and get involved in their work, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Students' Union Officer Team