Sexual Violence Awareness

Here at Staffordshire University, we take matters of Sexual Violence very seriously. There's #NoExcuse for any behaviour that puts a fellow student or staff member in an uncomfortable position. 
 
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness week is 7th - 13th February 2022. As part of our ongoing work we have teamed up with Staffordshire University and introduced the Sexual Violence Liason Officers. We also have in place our Ask Angela campaign in all our Union Venues on campus. 
 
Our Sexual Violence Liasion Officers (SVLO's) have specialist knowledge & skills to appropriately support any survivors of Sexual Assault or Violence.
 
If you are a survivor of Sexual Assault or Violence, on or off campus, please don't hesitate to contact one of our SVLO's at the Student hub or
Email - svlo@staffs.ac.uk
Tel - (01782) 294374
 

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#NoExcuse – Working Together to Tackle Sexual Violence, Hate Crime and Harassment 

Working together, the University and Students’ Union have pledged to adopt a University-wide approach which commits to tackling sexual misconduct and Violence and all forms of harassment and hate crime.
 
This will be achieved in part through the University and Students’ Unions  ‘No Excuse’ campaign, a dedicated project which encourages a culture of respect to strengthen the prevention of sexual violence, harassment and hate crimes. 
 
We are dedicated to raising awareness of and tackling sexual violence and also providing dedicated wrap-around care and support to any of our students who may have been affected by this. Students who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual violence or domestic abuse can now get help and guidance from the University’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Support team – more information can be found at www.staffs.ac.uk/sexual-violence.
 
Ian Munton, Director of Library and Student Services commented “We cannot underestimate the devastating impact that sexual violence and other forms of violence, harassment and hate crime can have on individuals and a community. It is our collective responsibility to take a stand, step forward and challenge behaviours and actions that are offensive and/or which cause harm to those within our community. We commit ourselves and all those within the Staffs community to make our University a safer place to live, work and study.”
 
Tash Crump, President of Staffordshire University Students’ Union 2018/19 stated at the time, "We’re proud to be working with the University and tackling this issue head on. Over the last year we’ve been working hard on our ‘Be Safe’ and ‘Ask Angela’ Game Changers, and the addition of #NoExcuse is another fantastic step forward. With trained Sexual Violence Liaison Officers throughout the University and Union, and a new campaign concentrating on behaviour change, we’re ready to make a real difference to the students and staff here at Staffs."
 
Hannah Blackburn, President of Staffordshire University Students Union 2021/22 added "This is a message from all of us who have been victims of harassment and abuse on a night out, both physically and verbally. We will not be victims anymore.The narrative that it is acceptable to put hands up our skirts, grab our bodies, mess with our drinks, and make unsolicited comments about the way we look or dress, no longer stands. We should not have to tolerate this behaviour and we will not be victims any longer.
If you see this behaviour, call it out, hold your friends accountable and report it through the official channels.
Don't be a bystander #NoExcuse."

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