Spiking – supporting our students

Page last updated:
04 Jul 2022

We are extremely concerned at recent reports of spiking incidents across the country.

Socialising is an important part of student life and everyone should be able to feel safe when out, without the fear of something happening to them or their friends.

Our priority is ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of our community which nurtures a culture of respect and consideration for all. We take a zero-tolerance approach to sexual violence, harassment, and misconduct in all forms across our university. The responsibility for such acts lies with the perpetrators and this is our focus as we work with partners in the city, including West Yorkshire Police, on safety matters.

Anyone who believes they have been the victim of spiking in any form should seek medical assistance as soon as possible and report the incident to police if they feel able to do so.

Any student who has been the victim of spiking, or other unacceptable behaviour, can report this via our support page and access help from our Student Advice team.

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