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Universities UK is committed to tackling all forms of harassment at universities. Following two autumn seminars on Tackling racial harassment and Managing staff to student misconduct at universities, we will be running our annual Tackling violence, harassment and hate crime at universities conference.
This highly-regarded national conference will explore what progress has been made in the sector since the release of the Equality and Human Rights Commission review into racial harassment in October 2019, as well as other topics such as addressing online harassment, and how to tackle LGBT hate crime affecting students and staff.
Why should you attend?
Universities are uniquely positioned to drive cultural change to help combat the pernicious problem of harassment and violence in our society. This conference will focus on providing practical guidance to support you in developing your strategies, policies and processes on these topics. We will share the most recent best practice in tackling sexual and racial harassment, as well as findings from the UUK staff to student sexual misconduct advisory group.
Our expert speakers will include a keynote address from Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, President of Universities UK, and Vice-Chancellor and President of Brunel University, London.
This conference is open to all with an interest in the topic, but will be particularly useful for all university staff who have responsibility for or play a part in the management of student and staff services and wellbeing.
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Professor Cara Aitchison, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Professor Julia Buckingham, President, Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor, Brunel University London
An update on progress made since October's EHRC report into racial harassment in higher education, exploring how the sector can come together to tackle the issue. This will be followed by a panel discussion with speakers reflecting on both the staff and student perspective.
Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of East Anglia
Fope Olaleye, Black Students' Officer, NUS
Sandra Kerr, Race Equality Director, Business
in the Community
UUK is currently working on bringing out guidance for institutions to handle cases of staff to student sexual misconduct. This session will explore key recommendations and best practic around the subject.
Kim Doyle, Chief Executive, LimeCulture
Dr Joanna Jasiewicz, Equality
and Diversity Consultant, University of Cambridge
Dr Stephanie Mckendry, Head of Access, Equality and Inclusion, University of Strathclyde
We will hear four quick-fire keynotes on emerging issues or challenges institutions have overcome, as well as updates from sector-wide organisations. Delegates will then split into groups to discuss one topic in more detail. Topics will include a focus on sexual harassment, online harassment and racial harassment.
This session will look at the whole university approach to tackling violence, harassment and hate incidents.
Peter Mercer, Head of Public Sector Membership Programmes, Stonewall - invited