Zero Tolerance

We believe that sexual misconduct is never OK. We want to make sure that all our students can work and learn in a safe environment, and that’s exactly what our Zero Tolerance campaign aims to do.

Zero Tolerance is our University-wide campaign to prevent any form of hate crime, sexual violence and misconduct of any kind on our campuses and in our communities.

It’s all about making Edinburgh Napier a safer and more equal place to work and study for all our students and staff.

Sexual misconduct is an issue affecting all aspects of society and we want to make sure that it’s not a part of uni life.

You can help to make the university a safer place by signing up to free online training, educate yourself about consent, and if you’ve been subjected to any form of misconduct, please consider reporting it to us.

Be a part of something really important and help make a difference.


What to do if you’re a survivor of any form of hate crime or misconduct - Report and Support

The University is committed to supporting students who have experienced or been affected by any form of hate crime, sexual violence or misconduct. We will not tolerate these behaviours within the University community and will take the appropriate action regarding those who commit it.

These guidelines are intended as a starting point for you to think about the support you need and how to access it.

Sexual assault and harassment guidelines for survivors.

It’s really important that anyone subjected to any form of hate crime, bullying, harassment, or sexual misconduct can confidently report it and know that they can get support within the University. That’s why we have created an online space, called Report and Support, where anyone who is subjected to any inappropriate behaviour can tell the University.

Click here to visit our Report and Support pages.

If you’re a survivor of misconduct of any kind and want the University to support you, please use Report and Support. It’s how the University can understand that there is a problem and the quickest way for us to help you.

How you can get involved

The best thing you can do is educate yourself and tell your friends at uni about The Consent Collective. The more people who see the videos and learn about the subject, the safer Edinburgh Napier will be. If you are a member of a society or a sports club, make sure that this is something that every member knows about.

When The Consent Collective visit the campus, make sure you take the chance to hear from them. They’re true experts in this area and have worked with thousands of other students and can really help.

Share our content online

We all know that social media is the quickest and easiest way to promote information, and you can really help us tell people about this by sharing what we post. We’ll be raising awareness of Zero Tolerance on all of our social media accounts, so please help us make the noise louder.

You can also take our online course called Consent Matters. Available on Moodle the course covers topics

  • That will help you to understand consent and why it matters so much
  • How to be clear in your communication about consent and to understand and be clear about your boundaries
  • How to look out for yourself and others

Where to reach out for support if needed

The course will help you to understand sexual consent and promote positive change in the university community. We are encouraging all our students to complete this course as we think this will make a positive contribution to the efforts being made across society to tackle and prevent sexual violence and misconduct.

Consent Matters is a fully interactive and evidence-based course covering the areas of sexual consent, communication and relationships, and bystander intervention.

Get in touch – email if you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved with the campaign.