Physical and psychological abuse is never okay. Sometimes people minimise domestic violence in a flatting situation or don’t see it as “domestic violence” because it is happening among peers rather than in a family setting.
Unfortunately, violence and bullying does occur in some flats and can have a serious impact on those affected. If you are concerned for yourself or someone else you can speak to an OUSA Student Support Advocate or the University Proctor.
We will talk through an appropriate course of action with you and will not take drastic action without discussing it with you first. We may be able to help arrange emergency accommodation, collecting belongings, safety escorts, check-ins and getting out of your tenancy, among other things.