Support for students: Sexual Abuse and Sexual Awareness Week

The University and the Guild of Students are working together to promote the message that sexual abuse and violence is not okay.

This week we will be running a number of events to support the national Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (5-11 February 2018).

Events

Information stand about new Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) drop-in sessions

Date and time: Tuesday 6 February, 2.00-3.30pm
Venue: Reception, Guild of Students

On 20 February 2018, 2.00pm-3.30pm, we will be launching fortnightly drop-in sessions with a Crisis Worker from Horizon SARC, who will be able to provide confidential support and advice to anyone affected by sexual violence. Find out more at the information stand or by visiting the Horizon SARC drop-in session webpage.

Reclaim the Night

Date and time: Tuesday 6 February, 6.30pm
Venue: Meet at Mermaid Square, Guild of Students

Reclaim the Night – the campaign against sexual violence - is coming to University of Birmingham to light up the dark! We will raise our collective voices in a march around campus to say no to sexual violence, street harassment and victim blaming. Read more.

Not On tea and consent event

Date and time: Thursday 8 February, 12.00noon-3.00pm
Venue: Amos Room, Guild of Students

Come along for free tea, cake, live entertainment and an important conversation to raise awareness of sexual harassment and consent. There will the opportunity to meet our Not On Ambassadors and sign the Not On Pledge. Read more.

Consent and sexual harassment workshop 

Date and time: Friday 9 February, 3:30-4:30pm
Venue: Rosa Parks room, Guild of Students

Let's talk about it - take our FREE 1 hour workshop to develop your awareness of sexual harassment, consent and bystander intervention. Read more

Not On workshop for Joes Bar staff 

On Wednesday and Saturday, venue staff at Joe’s Bar will be taking the Not On workshop as part of their commitment to tackling sexual harassment. They will also be giving away Not On merchandise. If you need any help or support on a night out please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of venues staff.  

More information

You Report, We Support

As part of our commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment, we have created a reporting tool for incidents of sexual assault. Sexual assault can take many different forms and covers a range of unwelcome sexual conduct. The tool provides two options: to report and speak to a Responder, or to report an incident anonymously. Find out more about You Report, We Support.

Not On campaign

The Guild of Students and the University of Birmingham believe that sexual harassment is not acceptable. Together, we are committed to tackling sexual harassment and believe staff and students have the right to live and study in a safe and supportive environment. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming community that is free from harassment. Find and more and sign the Not On Pledge.

Staff training: Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

We want to ensure that University staff are best placed to help you. We have therefore introduced online training that will enable them to support you if you would like to report an incident of sexual violence. The course will make them aware of the best way to respond to such a sensitive topic and inform them of the services that are available for people who have experienced sexual violence. If you would like any more information or would like to speak to someone confidentially please email responder@contacts.bham.ac.uk.