Next month Universities UK are hosting their first conference dedicated to Tackling violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students. This conference will be the first opportunity to discuss the recommendations of Universities UK’s taskforce on this topic, aiming to help delegates to develop institutional policies.
The key themes for the conference include:
- Working with students and staff to prevent harassment and hate crime, through cultural and behavioural change
- Using partners with specialist knowledge to enhance institutional policies and support staff
- Preventing and responding to Gender Based Violence
- Ensuring there are appropriate and effective reporting procedures, and using technology to enhance these further
- Implementing an institution-wide approach to prevent incidences of violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting students.
Promoting change within the student community: an online approach to preventing sexual violence
We are delighted to be hosting a workshop at the conference focusing on how online approaches can be an effective and scalable way to provide prevention education across campus.
During the workshop Jess Lishak, Women’s Officer at Manchester University Students’ Union (2014-2016) and member of the UUK Taskforce, will share her experiences of promoting change within the student community. Epigeum Commissioning Editor, Rachel Crookes will also provide an overview of our online approach to preventing sexual violence on campus.
The workshop is an opportunity to discuss specific university challenges in a Q&A session and consider how Epigeum’s Consent Matters course could be part of a university-wide prevention strategy. Make sure you are involved in the discussion at 11:45 am.
Visit our Stand
Find out more about our online support options for students and staff, tailored to the prevention of and response to sexual violence on campus.
- Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention
- Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence: Guidance for Staff
If you are attending the conference, don’t forget to stop by our stand where you will be able to learn more about how our online courses could be a good fit for your institution. We would love to give you more information about our collaborative opportunities, demonstrate our Consent Matters course, and sign you up for a complimentary institutional trial.