Awareness and engagement
Engaging with thousands of staff and students has enabled improved knowledge of unacceptable behaviours, supported increased reporting, and facilitated the use of Standing Together as a linchpin to building a safer and more inclusive campus.
Some examples of the awareness and engagement activities we’ve conducted over the past few years are listed below. We have:
- Given white ribbon pins to 2,000 staff and students for international days of action to tackle violence against women and girls
- Received ~500 signed anti-bullying pledges
- Developed the ‘Be the Influence’ campaign with Sports and mandated a ‘Wellbeing Officer’ in all 49 Team Leicester clubs and teams to foster acceptable behaviours and support all students involved
- Engaged with over 300 staff and students with ‘Caravan Theatre’, across 3 separate events/occasions
- Supported our Students’ Union in continuing the running of night-marshalling scheme ‘Drinkaware Crew’, supporting an average of 10 students per club night
- Co-designed and created animations with students detailing acceptable bystander behaviours. This is now a key part of how we communicate our University ethos, e.g. used within teaching and welcome activities for students and staff. Other institutions have also requested use of these animations.
- Exhibited across 6 sites at the University to tackle myths and misconceptions about sexual violence – this work is ongoing and we are developing more to follow up on the initial exhibition. See the Let's Talk About Sexual Violence website for more information.