Speak Out

Speak Out Anonymous Reporting Tool

Thank you for your interest in the UCC Speak Out Anonymous Reporting Tool. This platform is currently under development and will launch later this year. 


Led by the Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education Ireland (PCHEI), funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, and supported by the HEA Centre of Excellence for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the 'Speak Out - the Anonymous Violence and Harassment Reporting Tool' for higher education institutions is an online and anonymous reporting platform for incidents of:

  • bullying
  • cyberbullying
  • harassment
  • discrimination
  • hate crime
  • coercive behaviour or control
  • stalking
  • assault
  • sexual harassment
  • sexual assault
  • rape


If you need any supports at present please contact:

UCC EDI Unit: www.ucc.ie/en/edi/ The EDI Unit is happy to advise students and staff on equality-related issues.

UCC's Duty of Respect and Right to Dignity at Work Policy provides information on recourse for staff who experience harassment and bullying in the workplace as well as setting out parameters for colegial behaviour, and the Student Rules sets out expectations for students with regard to how they should be treated, as well as their own behaviour towards the staff and their fellow students.

Students and staff seeking to make a formal complaint about an equality-related issue have a range of supports, which include (as relevant):

UCC Student Advisor and Ombudsman: https://www.ucc.ie/en/studentombudsman/

UCC Campus Watch: https://www.ucc.ie/en/studentexperience/campuswatch/

UCC Human Resources Business Manager (relevant to your University Area): https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/people/

UCC Staff Ombudsman: https://www.ucc.ie/en/staffombudsman/

Other Supports for Staff

Employee Assistance Programme: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/eap/

Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT, UCC): Email chair.ucc@ifut.ie

Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU, UCC): Email g.hurley@ucc.ie

UCC Researcher Staff Association: https://www.ucc.ie/en/rsa/

Other Supports for Students

First Year Experience Co-Ordinator: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/orientation/first-year/

First Year Student Peer Support: https://www.ucc.ie/en/pass/

Student Counselling and Development: https://www.ucc.ie/en/studentcounselling/

Student Health Centre: https://www.ucc.ie/en/studenthealth/

Student Union Welfare Officer: welfare@uccsu.ie

UCC Niteline Listening service Mon-Thurs 9pm-1am: 1800 32 32 42 or Chat https://www.ucc.ie/en/pass/niteline/

UCC Crisis Text Line Text UCC to 50808  How 50808 Works — 50808 - Text About It (text50808.ie)

External Medical and Garda Supports

Anglesea Street Garda Station: 021 4522000; 021 4313031

University Hospital A&E: 021 4922000

Mercy Hospital A&E: 021 4935241

Cork Sexual Violence Centre: 0214505577; Freefone 1800 496496; Text 087 1533393; Email info@sexualviolece.ie

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: 1800 778888

Sexual Assault Trauma Unit (SATU): https://www.hse.ie/satu

Cork Sexual Assault Trauma Unit (SATU) 021 492 6297 (weekdays); 021 492 6100 (out of hours)

OSS Cork (Domestic Violence Resource Centre) Freephone: 1800 497 497;  osscork@gmail.com

Mná Feasa Cork Telephone: 021 421 1757 Monday 10.00- 16.00

Women’s Aid: Freephone: 1800 341 900; helpline@womensaid.ie

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

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