Campaign to prevent sexual harrassment

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This week, the University of Bath and the SU have launched 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 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 Fresher’s Week Event Managers; Alicia Lobo, Eve Alcock, and Connor Gent developed and delivered ground-breaking training for the 450 members of the Fresher’s crew this week; ‘Fresher’s Night Out’. The crew 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 also launches this 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 Centre in the SU or the Student Services Roper Centre in 4 West for support. 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.

If you are a member of staff, and a student discloses that they have experienced sexual harassment, misconduct or assault, please call 4321 to access advice and support from Student Services

If you have any questions, or any ideas on promoting the campaign’s aims, contact Rose Stephenson in Student Services or Ben Palmer, SU Communities Officer

Speak out against sexual harassment. Harassment and assault are #NeverOK

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