Queen’s University is committed to maintaining a positive learning and living environment in which any form of sexual violence will not be tolerated. The university has a policy in place that aims to address sexual violence through:
- Coordinated and comprehensive awareness training and education programs;
- Coordinated and comprehensive support for those who have experienced sexual violence; and
- Clear, appropriate and fair processes for handling reports and complaints
Noting the geographical location of the BISC and differing resources, BISC has developed supplementary policy guidance.
Steps to take after a recent sexual assault
- Go to a safe space. For safety assessment and planning, call BISC Student Services (07771 856 183 or via Bader Reception at x.4400) or 999
Seek medical attention. For confidential services, call the Saturn Centre, Sexual Assault Referral Centre, 0800 033 7797. Call immediately for STI prevention and care for injuries and within 7 days for medical evidence collection
Access Counselling Services
The BISC runs a short-term counselling service, with limited availability.
Students will be offered up to a maximum of 6 sessions per semester. A session is a maximum of 50 minutes. Appointment times, dates, spacing between appointments, availability, and duration may vary.
Available appointments are released a week at a time and become available the Thursday prior at 2:30pm.