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Speak Up

By UWEaccomm 21 Sep 2018

We want to create an inclusive campus where diversity is celebrated, antisocial attitudes and behaviours are challenged and any type of harassment, assault and discrimination are not acceptable.

We want you to Speak Up if you see or hear something that’s not right, and be an active bystander.

What does it mean to be an active bystander?

This means being able to recognise when someone’s behaviour is inappropriate or threatening and choosing to challenge it and safely intervene.

Get trained up

We’re going to be piloting a training programme where you can learn how to be an active bystander. It will be focused on the prevention of sexual coercion and domestic abuse in university settings.

If you do this training, you will have the key tools to be an active bystander in different situations and you will learn how to intervene in a safe way. Sometimes that means getting someone else involved – calling someone or reporting the incident to the university.

Contact speakupinfo@uwe.ac.uk for more details about the training.

Raising awareness

You may have already seen some short animations on campus. The aim of these animations is to raise awareness of areas such as consent, unwanted touching and groping, social media misuse, domestic abuse and humiliation/initiation ceremonies.


Report anything you experience or observe that’s not right

Our Speak Up webpage has advice on how you can report any incidents that you’ve experienced or observed around bullying, anti-social behaviour, discrimination and hate incident, physical violence, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence abuse or health and wellbeing concerns.

Be an active bystander and Speak Up against any challenging or threatening behaviour.

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