Combatting Violence Against Women & Harassment on Campus

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Géraldine Dufour, Head of Counselling, University of Cambridge
  • Sarah d’Ambrumenil, Head of Office of Student Conduct, Complaints & Appeals, Univ. of Cambridge
  • Claire Slater, Head of Student Support, Keele University
  • Dr Kelly Prince, Serious Incident Case Officer, Keele University
  • Dr Jon Sharp, Director of Student Services, University of East Anglia
  • Ruth Wood, Student Communications Manager, Canterbury Christchurch University
  • Katie Latchford, Community Liaison Manager, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Victoria Frost, Head of Residence Life & Student Development, University of Essex
  • Vicky Beckwith, Project Officer, University of Essex
  • Hareeem Ghani, National Women’s Officer, NUS
  • Dr Pam Alldred, Reader in Education & Youth Work Studies, Brunel University London (chair)


In October 2016 a Universities UK Taskforce published a series of recommendations about what HEIs should be doing to combat violence against women, harassment and hate crime on their campuses. This has been accompanied by new guidelines for ‘handling alleged student misconduct which may also constitute a criminal offence’ and a directory of case studies on how different universities are approaching the issues. This follows a number of NUS reports & surveys giving insight into the scale of the problem.

Join Westminster Briefing on 25 October for an up to date brief on measures HEIs can take and to bench mark against, and learn from, different institutional approaches.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • The nature & scale of the problem and how HEIs should respond
  • Handling alleged student misconduct which may also constitute a criminal offence
  • Developing an institution-wide approach
  • Building relationships with local partners
  • Changing behaviours & cultures to prevent incidents from occurring
  • Making incidents easier to report & improving support
  • Raising awareness about procedures & help available
  • Recording incidents properly and monitoring data/trends
  • Responding to harassment & abuse on social media

The Issues Will be Divided Into Sessions Entitled:

  • Context, Guidelines & Developing an Institution-Wide Approach
  • Building External Relationships and Preventing Incidents
  • Improving Reporting, Recording & Support Processes and Training Students & Staff
  • Tackling Online Harassment & Cyber Bullying

Who Should Attend?

Anyone whose work is touched by VAW & harassment in HE, including: student support; counselling services; senior management; D&I teams; administrators; & students’ unions.

For registration enquiries please contact: |
0207 593 5657

Wednesday 25th October 2017

11.00am - 3.45pm (including networking lunch)

ETC Venues Victoria, One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London, SW1V 2QQ

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

“The university sector has been clear that there is no place for sexual violence, harassment or hate crime on a university campus, nor anywhere else... The impact of any such incident on a student is so potentially serious that universities must be ready to respond effectively and proactively engage in prevention initiatives.”

- Nicola Dandridge, CEO, Universities UK, Oct 2016

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