Student Liaison Officers (SLOs) are the advisors who reach out to students (and staff) that have disclosed being affected by bullying and harassment, discrimination, hate crime or sexual misconduct, through the University's reporting tool. Student Liaison Officers work with both responding and reporting parties.
A Student Liaison Officer can:
- Outline both your reporting and support options, in order to help empower you to make an informed decision on your next steps. A Student Liaison Officer will not force you to report anything, and your conversations remain confidential.
- Fully outline both the informal and formal resolution processes- letting you know about anticipated timelines and potential outcomes.
- Remain your single point of contact if you wish, between yourself and University staff. This is to help minimise repetition of disclosure.
- Act as your supporting party in investigation interviews, disciplinary committees, mitigation committees and appeals if you wish.
- Help you to prepare supporting statements and the collection of evidence.
- Ensure that you are kept up to date with the progression of your potential case.
- Signpost you to relevant support services, both internal and external depending on your needs.
- Help support you in submitting evidence for Mitigating Circumstances or extensions.
- Help to arrange mediation or informal resolutions.
- Arrange and accompany you to meetings with University staff, such as personal tutors, Warwick Accommodation etc.
- Support you with any housing, financial or society/sports club related concerns.
- Answer any questions, big or small about both your reporting and support options.
For more information on how to be assigned a Student Liaison Officer, submit a report, or find relevant support resources, please visit Report and Support.
Students we've supported have said:
"Really appreciate all the support you've offered me this term, don't think I would've been able to go through it alone so thank you for that."
"Thank you, I really appreciate how quickly you got back to me!"
"Thank you for your help with referring me, it really has helped so much."
"This is a huge reassurance, thank you so much for all your help."