No Grey Area

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At Undeb Bangor, we think that every student should be able to live and study in a safe and respectful environment. That means that we are completely opposed to any form of sexual violence and harassment – we believe that there is no grey area.

Sadly, sexual violence and harassment is a major problem at Universities across the UK. One survey suggests that more than three in five students have been sexually assaulted or harassed while at University.

We cannot stand by and do nothing. We must work together to try and tackle this problem. Sexual violence or harassment should not be a normal part of the student experience.

That is why we are planning a campaign which will inform all students as to what exactly sexual violence and harassment is, and what forms it can take, besides letting students know who they can confidently speak to if either themselves or a friend has been affected.

The campaign will launch on 2nd of December 2019. This will consist of a range of staff and students working in unity to convey the very simple message that there is no grey area.

How to get involved

We will be projecting parts of the University’s sexual violence policy onto different walls and white boards across different University buildings. You can pledge your support to the campaign by signing underneath the policy, to show that you are joining us in our united stand against sexual violence and harassment.

We will also be launching a ‘Reclaim the Night’ event as part of the campaign, which you can actively get involved in. Reclaim the Night will be held on the 4th December 2019. We wiill be meeting at the town clock from 6pm and will start the march up the high street at 6.30pm. Please come along and show your support.

We will also be offering bystander training to student leaders, which is aimed to provide skills and confidence needed for students to tackle issues of sexual harrasment encountered daily.

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with studentvoice@undebbangor.com

References

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/university-students-sexual-assault-harassment-experiences-revolt-student-room-survey-a8234741.html