The University and The SU (Students’ Union) jointly launched the #NeverOK campaign in September 2017. The campaign followed a successful application to the HEFCE (now OfS) Catalyst Fund: student safeguarding on campus.
The University has secured additional OfS Catalyst funding to begin projects on combatting Online Hate Crime, and Religious-Based Hate Crime.
These projects will form part of the #NeverOK campaign that has expanded to include all forms of harassment, assault, discrimination and bullying.
To develop this approach the University and The SU have planned a number of new initiatives, including:
- Creation and implementation of a comprehensive, stand-alone online reporting tool for students and staff.
- Releasing an animated video (produced by Blue Seat Studios) containing advice on how to be an active bystander.
- Further, specialist training for support staff on how to support students and staff whom experience harassment, assault or discrimination.
For more information on the #NeverOK campaign and plans for the 2018/19 academic year, please contact Josh Callander.