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Breaking the silence - preventing harassment and sexual misconduct

  • Students' Union led consent workshops

Student representatives from each College receive training and material from the Students' Union that enables them to run a face to face consent workshop for first year students.  These workshops take place during freshers week and provide information to students about the nature of consent.

  • Consent Matters - online course

The University is promoting an online course to students which focuses on sexual consent and to promote positive change in the University community.  This online course is available to all students,  and is particularly aimed at returning students and postgraduate students, who may not have the opportunity to attend a consent workshop:


  • Staff training on student disclosures of sexual assault

The University, in partnership with Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, is running a series of two hour workshops for all College and University staff regarding how to appropriately respond to a disclosure of sexual assault or rape.  The briefing includes information about the prevalence and attitudes around seual assault and rape, as well as the College and University systems in place to support and investigate any sexual misconduct.  University and College staff can sign up to attend a briefing here:


  • Good Lad workshops

The University Sports Centre and Cambridge Hub are working with the Good Lad Initiative (GLI) to establish a facilitator hub in Cambridge.  GLI Cambridge (there may be a url for this) will train facilitators to run workshops for sports teams, college  societies and social groups.  These workshops create a dialogue about issues relating to gender and present a new framework within which to think about actions and consequences.

  • Intervention Initiative

A number of Colleges are piloting the Intervention Initiative, an eight hour staff facilitate bystander training programme, first developed at the University of the West of England.