Prevention of bullying and harassment at the University of Oulu

The University of Oulu has zero tolerance for bullying or harassment.

Prevention of bullying and harassment

The University of Oulu has zero tolerance for bullying or harassment: inappropriate behavior of any kind is not accepted. The University of Oulu requires appropriate good conduct of all members of the university community and does not accept inappropriate treatment, bullying or sexual or gender-related harassment of any kind. The basis here is mutual respect: all members of the university community must be able to feel respected by others. Everyone has a responsibility to prevent bullying and harassment.

The University of Oulu has a procedure of submitting a report of experienced bullying/harassment, with which a student or employee can submit a request to process an experienced bullying or harassment situation in accordance with the operating model of the University of Oulu.

You can submit a report here.

If you experience inappropriate treatment:
• Talk to the other party and tell them about your experience.
• Tell them in a calm manner that you don't like their behaviour. Ask them to stop. Write down what happened.
• If necessary, ask for support from another student, the harassment contact person of the OYY Student Union or the University of Oulu, or from the person responsible for the student process in your faculty. A faculty-specific list of these people can be found at the bottom of this page.
• If you cannot or do not want to contact the person or if the behaviour continues, submit an official notification of inappropriate treatment.


What should I do if I experience bullying or inappropriate treatment?
• Anyone who has experienced bullying and/or harassment or who has been informed of it, submits an official notification of inappropriate treatment.
• The harassment contact person at the university will forward the matter to your faculty to the person responsible for the student process. This person will be responsible for initiating/coordinating the process.
• The person in your faculty who is responsible for the student process is in contact with the person who submitted the notification, listens to them, explains the process and the notifier's possibilities of going forwards or not going forwards in the process.
PLEASE NOTE: If the notifier does not wish to take the matter forward under their own name, the processing of the matter stops once the notifier has been heard.
• The person in your faculty who is responsible for the student process contacts the parties, invites them to be heard one at a time. All parties have access to a support person who may be present but is not an actor in the process.
• After the consultation, a joint discussion will be held between the parties to discuss the parties' experiences, discuss what has happened and agree on how to proceed in the future.
• A memorandum will be drawn up on the meeting and an agreement will be made on when and how the follow-up will be carried out.
PLEASE NOTE: The aim of the process is to reach an agreement and agree on, for example, future interaction – not to look for guilty persons or judge anyone!


Person in your faculty who is responsible for the student process from 1.8.2024:
• BMTK: Piia Rantakokko
• LTK: Piia Rantakokko
• HUTK: Matti Enbuske
• KPTK: Hennariikka Valppu-Paaso
• LUTK: Noora Redsven
• OY-KKK: Vuokko Iinatti
• TTK: Jonna Ojala
• TSTTK: Jonna Ojala

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