TW Sexual Violence and Harrassment:
The content and links on the following page(s) relate to assault, abuse and harassment, which may affect or trigger survivors and other students. If you need support, please visit the University's Support page for detailed information on internal and external support services, as well as specialist services.
Everyone has the right to live, study, and work in a healthy and welcoming environment where no one is subjected to harassment, bullying, or attack. We strive to make a safer campus and community.
- Fawziyyah Ahmed, VP Wellbeing and Diversity
The goal of this campaign is to increase awareness about all sorts of harassment and bullying, as well as to establish an environment where all forms of harassment and discrimination are considered completely unacceptable. We want students to have the understanding, ability and confidence to stand up to bullying and harassment in any form.
19th May 2021: Sexual Violence and Misconduct Survey
Student safety and wellbeing is a priority for both the Students' Union and the University of Plymouth and we believe that all students should enjoy a safe and happy university experience, free from any inappropriate behaviour. Working jointly with the Students’ Union, the University has a strategy and action plan which aims to prevent all forms of sexual violence and misconduct.
Thanks to student feedback to our last survey in 2020, this academic year the University implemented a number of actions including:
- launching a new policy
- delivering training about responding to student disclosures and bystander intervention
- holding a week-long event ‘Talk About Sex’
To inform plans for 2021/22, we are asking students to complete a short survey about their experiences of sexual violence and misconduct. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. Please, help us protect students and prevent inappropriate behaviour by providing your feedback.
Complete the survey here Read the University's Policy here
February 2020: Speak Up tool launched in collaboration with the University of Plymouth
Over the past year your SU President, Tilda Fraser, has been collaborating with the University of Plymouth to develop a new online reporting tool to enable students and staff to report abuse, harm or hate that happens on campus.
Whether its sexual harassment, racism, homophobia, a single instance of discrimination or an enduring abuse, we want to empower students and staff to Speak Up.
The Students' Union and The University of Plymouth pride ourselves on creating an open, safe and welcoming environment, but should anything bad happen, we want our students and staff to know exactly how to tell us.
Read the full update here