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Bullying by students at Uni.

Bullying by students at Uni.

University teaching staff have shared their experiences of bullying by students for research that hopes to shine a light on a “neglected area” of higher education.

In the study, academics tell stories of being cornered and intimidated by students, being verbally abused and being threatened with physical harm. Some had to call the police, while one described being frightened by overly masculine displays that led to the victim having anxiety attacks.

Some of the abuse faced by lecturers is referenced in the paper’s title, “Bullying in the academy: understanding the student bully and the targeted ‘stupid, fat, mother fucker’ professor”.

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