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University bullying complaints rise

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Staff bullying complaints doubled at Cambridge and tripled at Imperial between 2017 and 2019

Bullying complaints among staff at Imperial College London more than tripled over the past three years—topping a list of Russell Group universities that provided data on the problem.

The university recorded 18 allegations of bullying made by staff in 2019. This was up from 10 in 2018 and fewer than five in 2017, according to data obtained through a Freedom of Information request. In a statement the university said it believed improved reporting processes in recent years had driven an increase in the figures.

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