A statement from your Sabbatical Officers

Friday 21st May 2021

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We are currently living at a time of heightened international tensions which are causing a significant stress for members of our student community. As the horrific events in the Israel-Gaza region continue to unfold, it is important that we all have compassion and humility for all those who are impacted, and we take time to remember the innocent victims of the unrest. Cardiff University Students Union will never condone violence of any form, from anyone. 

We urge our fellow students to take time to understand the issues, donate where possible and seek support if needed.   

As Cardiff University Students, we must remember to treat all members of the wider University Community with dignity and respect. This is regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality or any other protected characteristic. As a diverse community, our strength comes from cohesion, and the support and respect we offer one another.?  

To see our Vice Chancellors response, please follow this link.? 

Although we have the right to disagree with one another respectfully, any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination and/or harassment violates the Cardiff University Code of Behaviour?and/or Cardiff University Students’ Union Code of Conduct and will not be tolerated, under any circumstances.  

If you have, or are, experiencing any form of unacceptable behaviour and/or hate incidents, please make sure that you report it and seek the support that is available to you as detailed below. 

Remember there is no space for antisemitism, Islamophobia, or anti-Palestinian hate on our campus, in our student population or in wider social justice activism.? 

Acting in an anti-Semitic way does not show solidarity for Palestine. Antisemitism along with any form of discrimination will never be tolerated.  

Your Students’ Union Elected officers will continue to ensure there is No Space for Hate at Cardiff University, and there is support for everyone who needs it. If you have any suggestions of changes you would like to see, please get in contact. 

We urge our fellow students to take time to understand the issues, donate where possible and seek support if needed.   

Support available

?The Disclosure Response Team 

First point of contact for reporting and related support.  

The Disclosure Response Team are a team of specialist University staff trained to respond to disclosures of violence and abuse. They support students affected by harassment, hate crime, sexual violence, relationship abuse and other forms of unacceptable behaviour.   

You can complete the online disclosure form to make an identified or anonymous disclosure. 

If you would prefer not to complete the form, but would still like to access support, please send them an email: disclosureresponseteam@cardiff.ac.uk. This is a confidential inbox, only accessed by members of the Disclosure Response Team. 

Disclose an experience: 

Student Support and Wellbeing 

If you have been affected by the current situation, and wish to speak to someone, please get in touch with Student support and Wellbeing 

Student Support and Wellbeing (Heath Park) 

International Student Support enquiries 

Student Advice 

If you feel your wellbeing has been impacted and you are unable to succeed academically contact Student Advice

Student Advice are a free, confidential and independent service available for students of Cardiff University. We are independent of the University and our role is to give you impartial advice and guidance and help you understand the options available to you. 

If you are experiencing any circumstances that are impacting your wellbeing and/or your ability to study and perform at your usual level, we can: 

  • Advise you on how to report Extenuating Circumstances to the University; 
  • Advise you on how to submit and Academic Appeal if you have missed the Extenuating Circumstances deadline, or you circumstances have been refused; 
  • Advise you on how to take an Interruption of Study and what you need to think about when deciding what to do; 
  • Advise you on how to submit a University Complaint if you feel you are being unfairly treated or discriminated against, by University staff and/or students because of your circumstances; 
  • Signpost you to other support services.


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