The Statistics Department is committed to creating a happy and healthy working environment, where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.  We do not tolerate any form of harassment or bullying. Bystander intervention is a key component in addressing harassment and bullying. We can all step up, model respectful, inclusive behaviour and feel empowered to challenge harassment or bullying.  Further information can be found in the Department's Anti-bullying and harassment leaflet.

Harassment Advisors

The Department has Departmental Harassment Advisors who can offer confidential support and advice to all members of the Department, and are a good first contact for help. Your concerns will be taken seriously.

Dr Neil Laws

Hannah Harrison

Seeking support from one of our Advisors is not the same as making a complaint – this is an informal opportunity to seek confidential advice. However if you would like to make a formal complaint, your Departmental Harassment Advisor can facilitate you in this.

If you do not feel comfortable talking to someone from within the Department, you can also contact one of the Harassment Advisors at the Mathematical Institute (Hannah Hughes, Charlotte Turner-Smith or Christoph Reisinger), or access the University’s anonymous Harassment Line on  harassment.line@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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Sexual Health

The University of Oxford is committed to addressing the issue of sexual violence and enforcing a zero tolerance approach. Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act (including rape and sexual assault). If you have experienced sexual violence there is help available from across the collegiate University. 

In addition, free, independent support and advice is available to any student who has been affected by sexual harassment or violence through the Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service.

Consent Matters forms part of Oxford Against Sexual Violence, the University’s campaign that exists to send a clear message that sexual harassment and violence of any form is unacceptable.  All new students are asked to complete an online consent programme to develop your understanding, communication and respect as a student in Oxford’s community. In the short interactive course, you will learn how to recognise and ask for sexual consent, look out for others, and where to find support if you need it.  

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

If you feel harassed or bullied due to disability, your age, gender or gender identity, religious beliefs, race, or sexual orientation the University is committed to helping you. Please see more information about the University's work in these areas.

There are various training courses available to improve awareness around Unconscious Bias, Intersectional Allyship and Being An Effective Bystander. These are advertised throughout the year, and more information is available on the MPLS ED&I Training Programme page.