Westminster Higher Education Forum

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Next steps for addressing sexual misconduct in Higher Education

July 2022

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

This conference focuses on the next steps for addressing sexual misconduct in Higher Education. It will be a timely opportunity to take stock of the position of the sector, and examine priorities going forward.

The discussion comes with recent sector reports on addressing sexual misconduct from UUK and UCU, and the new sector pledge to restrict the use of Non-disclosure Agreements.

Areas for discussion include:

  • priorities and next steps - tackling sexual harassment and misconduct in UK universities - issues for students and staff - best practice examples - the way forward
  • practicalities - whole-institution approaches - evidence-based strategies and policies - staff training - awareness - prevention - NDAs
  • off-campus - effective collaboration - local authorities, police & businesses - key agencies, charities and expert organisations - safety in student accommodation - wider community role of HEIs
  • online safety - the impact of remote learning on sexual violence and harassment - new technologies - strategies for combatting misconduct in digital environments

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Professor Cara Aitchison, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff Metropolitan University; and Chair, Universities UK Sexual Misconduct Advisory Group; and Kim Doyle, Chair and co-founder, LimeCulture.

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the DfE; and The Scottish Government.

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles