About the University of Leicester

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.

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