Background

Standing Together began as a collaboration between the University, Students’ Union and students in 2015. It was developed, drawing on Office for Students funding, in 2017 in order to tackle the international issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence on University campuses.

As work has continued, Standing Together has expanded to take on other unacceptable behaviours and issues such as bullying and hate, as well as bringing together different teams from across the institution, to now encompass a whole-University approach to preventing unacceptable behaviours. Standing Together aims to help us bring all of these elements under one banner, drawing upon a wealth of support and research expertise from academic teams.

In Standing Together against these behaviours, we are making a clear statement that students and staff are united in creating a campus culture of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Most importantly, all the work under Standing Together helps to highlight the support options available to those who have been affected.

For more information about how to get help, please visit the Need Help? webpages.