TW:// Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (7-13 February)
Meet and learn more about the University’s Sexual Violence Responder Team who are here to help support you, for as long as you need it.
To mark this year’s Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, the University’s Sexual Violence Responder Team will be out on campus highlighting some of the work they do to support students and empower you to speak out.
What's on campus
The team will be in the main library on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 February between 12-2pm giving out service information. On Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 February (12-2pm) they will be available in The Lodge to offer the opportunity to talk to a trained Responder in a more confidential setting. You can find out more about the activity schedule for the week here.
The Guild of Students will also be running events on campus during the week including;
You Report, We Support
Our team of Responders are specially trained in responding to students who have been subjected to sexual violence. They offer a service that is focused on providing options and choice, practical and emotional support, is non-judgmental and provides a safe space for you to decide what to do next.
They listen, care, and help you to explore options, providing support for as long as you need it. During your appointment you will have the opportunity to talk through what has happened in as much, or as little, detail as you wish. The decision to share your story is a personal choice, you do not have to explain what has happened in order to seek support.
Watch the video to learn more about what to expect from meeting a Responder.
You can request support from a Responder by completing our online form. We recognise how hard it is to speak out, but you are not alone. If you don’t feel ready to speak to someone you can choose to submit a form anonymously.
If you would like to find out more about our services including our ‘You Report, We Support’ online form , visit our Wellbeing intranet page.