- Tell staff or a trusted friend at the venue.
- Call 999 for emergency services and/or Queen Mary's security team on 020 7882 3333.
- Consider reporting to the police by calling 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency) - early reporting will help preserve additional evidence (most drugs leave the body within 72h, some as early as 12h).
- Ambulance staff or police will be able to conduct testing for spiking incidents; some night venues also offer test kits
Report and Support: you can report an incident using the Queen Mary’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support by filling in the form with your contact details. If requesting support, you will be referred to Advice and Counselling. In the case of reporting with contact details and requesting an investigation, a member of the Academic Appeals, Conduct and Complaints team will discuss with you whether your report can be dealt with under the Code of Student Discipline.
However, remember that you do not have to make any formal report to the Police or the University to receive free and confidential support from the Advice and Counselling service at Queen Mary.
Advice and Counselling: the Advice and Counselling Service at Queen Mary is available for advice and guidance on further support options and for ongoing support for students. They provide a range of specialist, professional and confidential services to support students with financial, welfare, legal as well as emotional and psychological issues. You can request to be referred to them by completing a report with your contact details or contacting the team directly.
Sexual Assault and Harassment Adviser (SAHA): The SAHA is a specialist adviser who provides emotional and practical support to anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, or harassed, whether that’s happened recently or in the past. The SAHA can support you whether this happened at University or not, and can also help you to access other available support services.
To get support from our SAHA you can either:
- Make a report on Report and Support
- Complete a referral to the Counselling service via MySIS (please click on the Student Services/SEC Online tab at the top and select ‘Submit a request for counselling or mental health advice’)
- You can also ask your Student Support Officer to refer you
External Support Services available
- Victim Support: free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime. Also supports witnesses of crime – 0808 168 9111.
- If you have been sexually assaulted as a result of spiking you can view the external services which are able to provide specialist support here.
Report and Support: you can report an incident using the Queen Mary’s Report and Support system. You can choose to do this anonymously or you can request support by filling in the form with your contact details. Your report will be progressed by HR and, in the case of reporting with contact details, a HR Adviser or HR Partner will discuss with you the options for dealing with your report informally or formally, under the grievance policy.
- Confidential support, which is independent from Queen Mary
- Accessible via phone, e-mail, instant messaging and website
- No cost to you
- Professional consultation, counselling, information, resources and referrals to services in your local area
- No limit to the number of issues you can get support on