Gender Based and Sexual Violence

We recognise that gender based violence is a problem within our society, which is being tackled by organisations across the UK. We have also created a Gender Based Violence Policy to ensure we provide a consistent, caring, and timely response when any member of our University community is affected by such violence.

Below you will find a number of support services available within the University and externally:

First Responders

Our First Responder Team have been trained in supporting and advising survivors of gender based and sexual violence. You can contact any of the First Responders using the details below. Information will be treated as confidential, unless there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or others. You can email, phone or visit the First Responders anytime. 


‌Adrian Lui 164 x 164
E: A.Lui@gcu.ac.uk
People Services WH 1st Floor
0141 273 1356

 

 

 

220 x 220Jackie Main
E: Jackie.Main@gcu.ac.uk 
B124
0141 273 1790

 

 

 

 

 

199 x 199Caroline Miller
E: Caroline.Miller@gcu.ac.uk
NH117
0141 273 1613

 

 

 

 

katy proctorKaty Proctor
E: Katy. Proctor@gcu.ac.uk
W504a
0141 331 8119

 

 

 

221 x 220Avril Williams
E: A.Williams@gcu.ac.uk
Skype Room 2
Campus Life
0141 331 8082

 

 

 

 

 

 

meg macdonaldMeg MacDonald
E: Meg.MacDonald@gcu.ac.uk
NH118
0141 331 8687

 

 

 

 

 

 

karen lorimerKaren Lorimer 
E: Karen.Lorimer@gcu.ac.uk
M403
0141 331 8860

 

 

 

 

 

 

ruth lightbodyRuth Lightbody
E: Ruth.Lightbody@gcu.ac.uk
W513
0141 331 8797

 

 

 

 

 

 

melanie armstrongMelanie Armstrong
E: M.armstrong@gcu.ac.uk
People Services WH 1st Floor
0141 273 1353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pete yettonPeter Yetton
E: Peter.Yetton@gcu.ac.uk 
VISA Department, Campus Life
0141 273 1026

 

 

 

 

 

 


smhws-lesleyLesley McMillan‌‌                                                                                                                    
E: Lesley.McMillan@gcu.ac.uk
W313A
0141 331 8284‌‌

 

 

 

 

 

 

smhws-maraMara Dougall                                                                                                                                                                                                ‌
E: mara.dougall@gcu.ac.uk 
NH113
0141 331 8805

 

 

 

 

 

 

smhws-kateKate Thomson                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‌
E: kate.thomson@gcu.ac.uk
W810
0141 273 1119

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Brown                                                                                                                                                                                              smhws-frank
E:f.brown@gcu.ac.uk
Skype Room 3
0141 273 1268

 

Nightline

Nightline is a confidential telephone, text, and online listening and information service run by trained students for the students of Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde Universities.

GCUSA Advice Centre

The Advice Centre provides a free, non-judgemental and confidential service to all GCU students.

Counselling

Our counselling service is available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students at the university.

PAM Assist (for staff counselling and advice)

PAM Assist offer GCU staff access to a free confidential support service with trained counsellors and advisers.

Chaplaincy Team

A dedicated team of volunteer Chaplains who are there to support students' and staff's spiritual wellbeing and provide guidance and support.

Rape Crisis Glasgow

Rape Crisis Glasgow provides a free and confidential support service to women and girls who have experienced rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse.

Archway Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Archway provides sensitive support and physical examination for men and women who have been raped.

Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support provides victims with free and confidential emotional and practical assistance and information about the criminal justice system. Trained volunteers and staff deliver this assistance throughout Scotland. There is a Victim Support office in every local authority area.

Scottish Women's Aid

The Women’s Aid network supports women, children and young people, who have experienced domestic abuse across Scotland by promoting women and children’s rights, providing services and advice to members and ensuring that services are available to women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.

Abused Men in Scotland

Abused Men in Scotland provide direct support to men experiencing domestic abuse, as well as helping to improve mainstream service responses and campaigning for further inclusion of male victims in the wider narrative on domestic abuse.

Women's Support Project

The project works to raise awareness of the extent, causes and effect of male violence against women, and for improved services for those affected by violence.

National Stalking Helpline

This is a national helpline to specialise in providing information and guidance to victims of harassment and stalking as well as their friends and family.

Action Against Stalking

Action Against Stalking is a UK-wide charity which champions the rights of stalking victims and supports those who are or have been victims of stalking. 

Scottish Women's Rights Centre

This centre is based at Strathclyde University within their Law Clinic. It is a partnership project between Rape Crisis Scotland, the University of Strathclyde and the Legal Services Agency. The centre was created to ensure that women in Scotland who have or are experiencing gender based violence are able to access timely and appropriate legal advice and information. 

The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre Helpline will run every Wednesday afternoon from 1.30pm – 4.30pm Tel: 08088 010 789

Forced Marriage Unit

The Forced Marriage Unit provides support and advice if you are trying to stop a forced marriage or need help leaving a marriage you have been forced into.

Shakti Women's Aid

Shakti Women's Aid provide help for black minority ethnic women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse. 

Hemat Gryffe- Asian, Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Aid Group

Hemat Gryffe is based in Glasgow and offers support and refuge to Asian, Black and Minority Ethnic women and young people in relation to domestic abuse, FGM and forced marriage.