Book your place - free events on consent, sex, gender, sexual harassment and relationships

Dear colleague

We have recently signed up to work with The Consent Collective, a not-for-profit which seeks to help organisations talk about, and better understand, consent, sex, gender, sexual harassment and relationships. To kick start our work we are hosting two events this month open to all staff and students.

You may find these sessions especially useful if you provide support to students as part of your role or if you deal with disclosures and complaints, although everyone is of course welcome to attend.

The events are free and will take place in Firth Court. Please register your attendance to give us an idea of numbers, and please share with your students as appropriate.

Being part of change. Sexual harassment on campus

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 11.30am - 1pm

Introduction by Professor Gill Valentine, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

60 minute interactive-style session, followed by networking and light lunch

Aimed at staff: also open to student leaders and students

We all have a responsibility to be an active part of creating a safe and respectful university - but how can you play your part? During this interactive session you'll learn what to do if someone discloses to you that they've been sexually harassed, how you can support your friends, students or colleagues, how harassment can impact the way in which people are able to participate in university life, how to be an active bystander, and how you can look after yourself in the process.

Register now

#MeToo and you. Sexual harassment and your future career

Wednesday 13 November 2019, Firth Hall, 5-6.30pm

Introduction by Susan Bridgeford, Director of Student Support Services

60-minute lecture followed by Q&A

Aimed at students and also open to staff

Psychologist Dr Nina Burrowes will present a guest lecture exploring how employers are responding to the challenge of sexual harassment in the workplace and what that means for anyone hoping to have a future career in business, finance, the law, health, education, the arts and beyond.

Register now

Free membership

We also have a dedicated Consent Collective resource available to all staff and students. You can sign up to our free membership area using your University email address to access videos about difficult to talk about subjects.

Sign up to The Consent Collective


Julie Campbell
HR Manager (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)