#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
Pop-up Sexual Violence Liasion Officers Schedule
Monday | 12 - 2pm Student Hub, Stoke | 12 - 1pm Shrewsbury Main Entrance
Tuesday | 12 - 2pm Cadman Entrance | 6 - 9pm Karaoke , Ember Lounge
Wednesday | 12 - 2pm Sports Centre, Leek Road | 10am - 4pm Blackheath Lane - Entrance/Dudley's | 8 - 11pm LRV Gobble
Thursday | 12 - 2pm Henrion Gallery
Friday | 12 - 2pm Ember Lounge
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 added, "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."