Challenging sexual violence and sexual harassment

21 March 2024, 14:00 - 15:30
Online (Zoom)

Challenging Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence workshop:
Thursday 21 March 2:00pm-3:30pm

UCU recognise that sexual harassment and violence is endemic in society, including in colleges and universities. We stand with survivors and are fully committed to working toward the establishment of safe workplaces for all. Challenging sexual harassment and sexual violence is a priority for UCU, as shown by the establishment of the Sexual Violence task group last year, and by the survey of sexual violence that was recently completed. This workshop will take forward that work, and by engaging directly with members, and especially by listening to experiences, we hope to contribute toward building workplaces where we all can flourish.

Learning Aims

By the end of this UCU online workshop participants will

  • Identify what we mean by individual harassment and sexual harassment
  • Understand how workplace policies protect staff
  • Understand UCU’s approach to challenging sexual harassment and sexual violence
  • Explore how we can all challenge sexual harassment more broadly in the workplace.

How UCU CPD workshops work

The taught sessions last for about 60 minutes, after which time we take 15-20 minutes to discuss the issues raised with a UCU official, depending on availability. The total time commitment will be around an hour and a half.

You will need to find a quiet space, away from distractions (like telephone and email!), and you may prefer to use headphones for the session. I would also recommend that you check that you can use zoom before the session if you are unfamiliar with it.

Once registered you will be sent a meeting number and password for the webinar using zoom. You will be able to join the session from about 10 minutes before the stated start time. I would also recommend that you do join 5 to 10 minutes early as you will need to be admitted to the session, and of course there can be technical problems. Live transcription will be available. If you have any other additional requirements please let us know.