The SU and the University launch a joint campaign to prevent sexual harassment on campus.
SU bar staff have been trained by the Good Night Out campaign. If you feel uncomfortable in The Plug or The Tub, or someone is harassing you, talk to the bar staff and they will make sure you are supported and safe.
Inspired by this, the Freshers' Week Event Managers; Alisha Lobo, Eve Alcock, and Connor Gent, with our Community Coordinator Briony Statton, developed and delivered training for the 450 members of the Fresher’s Crew; ‘Fresher’s Night Out’. They learned how to identify harassment and handle disclosures confidently. We hope that this will empower students to report harassment and to seek support.
The #NeverOK campaign has launched for Freshers' Week and you will be seeing posters and plasmas around campus encouraging you to speak out against sexual harassment.
How can you get involved?
· Lend your support to the campaign by wearing a #NeverOK badge. You can pick these up, for free, in the Roper Centre, 4 West.
· Share our posts on social media – including this one!
· Look out for more information and some training opportunities later in the year.
If you have experienced sexual harassment, misconduct or assault, visit the Advice & Support Centre in The SU or the Student Services Roper Centre in 4 West for support. You can also email SU Community Officer Ben Palmer on firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be believed, you will be taken seriously and you will not be pressured to make a formal report. When you talk to us, it will be confidential.
You can also keep up to date with the campaign by reading the University's blog post on it.
Speak out against sexual harassment. #NeverOK