About the programme
Tackling Harassment: Promoting Cultural Change in Higher Education consists of a complementary pair of interactive, online modules that will support universities in tackling harassment and hate. Taking a holistic approach, the programme’s modules, Being an active bystander and Responding to disclosures, combine evidence-based best practices with expert learning design to raise awareness, counteract barriers to reporting and intervention, and encourage positive social and cultural change throughout the whole university community.
Being an active bystander examines harassment and hate, and the associated impact on the individual and wider community, via peer perspectives, scenario-based activities, opportunities for personal reflection, and signposting to external support. The concise module will equip learners with the skills and knowledge to recognise problematic situations, along with safe and appropriate strategies for positively intervening.
Responding to disclosures will provide those that are likely to be a first-responder to a disclosure, including all student-facing academic and professional staff and student leaders, with the knowledge required to identify harassment and hate, and the skills and confidence to provide an effective first response. Incorporating case studies and interactive practice scenarios, the module examines the impact of harassment and hate on both an individual and community level.
The online, modular format of Tackling Harassment will enable institutions to deliver essential training in a non-judgmental, accessible, and engaging ‘safe space’. The programme can complement existing in-person initiatives, facilitating the up-scaling of prevention and response training across the whole university community.
This programme is for:
The whole of the university community.
- Being an active bystander: anyone who witnesses a problematic situation
- Responding to disclosures: anyone who is likely to be a first responder, including all student-facing academic and professional staff and student leaders