Stalking is like harassment, but it's more aggressive. The stalker will have an obsession with the person they're targeting.
Someone you know could be stalking you; an ex partner or a person you were friends with, or it might be a stranger. If it's someone you know, or knew, it doesn't mean that it's your fault; it's still stalking and it's an offence. 
Stalking may include:
  • regularly following someone
  • repeatedly going uninvited to their home
  • checking someone‚Äôs internet use, email or other electronic communication
  • hanging around somewhere they know the person often visits
  • interfering with their property
  • watching or spying on someone
  • identity theft (signing-up to services, buying things in someone's name)
It's stalking if the unwanted behaviour has happened more than once.

The four warning signs of stalking
If the behaviour you're experiencing is:
  • Fixated
  •  Obsessive
  •  Unwanted
  •  Repeated
You can report the crime to the police or you can contact the National Stalking Helpline for more advice.
If you would like support in reporting this to the police or accessing internal or external support please submit a report and tell us about what has been happening. We have specialised caseworkers at the university who are here to advise and support you.
Below are some videos about what stalking looks like and what support is available externally to the University.: