It is unquestionable that the #MeToo movement has had an impact on UK Universities. Institutions can no longer deny their serious problem in controlling sexual misconduct on campus.
Despite progress in many areas, it is clear from the Women and Equalities Committee report that there is a lot of work to be done to keep students safe at university.
Nationally, the new university regulator Office for Students has made this a key strategic objective: promising to take a robust approach to sexual misconduct. Universities must also be proactive in introducing their own policies to lead the way in reforming university culture.
This Westminster Briefing conference, in partnership with GenPol, will bring together a range of stakeholders from across the HE sector to share good practice in protecting students.
This is your chance to explore your university’s next steps in embedding cultural change on campus. Join us to network with colleagues who share a passion for this issue and hear from successful institutions with strong campaigns, policies and training that are improving 'prevention and response' to sexual misconduct at university.View our agenda to see the programme of the day
- Dr Lilia Giugni, CEO, GenPol (Event Partner)
- Professor Janice Kay CBE, Member of UUK Taskforce, Provost & Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Exeter
- Further speakers to follow
Key issues to be addressed:
- Priorities in policy making: is it time to consider legislation?
- OfS projects, incentives & sanctions
- Counteracting gender-based violence: policy solutions and educational practices
- Recommendations from the Women and Equalities Committee: establishing an overarching body and monitoring system
- Developing an effective disciplinary plan for staff and students
- Examining successful student campaigns: taking an innovative approach