We're tackling sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct with the Against Sexual Violence Campaign.

Against Sexual Violence

We're tackling sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct with the Against Sexual Violence Campaign.

In 2016, Goldsmiths began to address the complicit cultures within Higher Education around sexual violence, and launched a large-scale effort to address these cultures on our own campus. It became important to acknowledge that major issues around sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct are pervasive throughout society, and that educational institutions like our own are not immune to these issues. Over the course of the year, we worked with the College to develop a formal policy that recognises the institution’s duty of care towards all of its members to prevent and respond to these issues.

 

Report and Support

Sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual misconduct are never okay. We've worked with the College to develop a tool so that students, staff, and visitors to our campus can report something either anonymously or with contact details so you will get a response. Reports can be about an individual, a group of people, or campus cultures.

Click here to visit the Report and Support website.

 

Become an Active Bystander

As part of the campaign, we’re offering training for students to become Active Bystanders, helping to build a community of responsibility and care for one another on campus. Sign up for a free, two and a half hour training session to become an Active Bystander, and learn how to safely act on all types of harassment.

Why should you become an active bystander?

  • Help to create an environment of support and awareness, by challenging cultures of sexual violence at Goldsmiths and in our local community.
  • Learn safe, thoughtful and creative intervention methods to diffuse situations that may cause harm to yourself or others.
  • Enhance your leadership skills by modelling what you've learned with your sports team, society, or other student groups.
  • Apply these skills to your future career: you can list the Active Bystander training on your CV when applying for jobs, especially useful in charity, business, or university sectors.

Click here to find out more about Active Bystander training sessions.

 

Campaign Timeline

The current campaign is just one important chapter in a longer story that has included students and staff contributing to shifts in campus culture and awareness over several years. We've created a timeline to record the history of prevention work at Goldsmiths over the past several years.

Click here to read and contribute to the campaign timeline.

 

Information, Advice and Support

In 2016, Goldsmiths began to address the complicit cultures within Higher Education around sexual violence and launched a large-scale effort to address these cultures on our own campus. It became important to acknowledge that major issues around sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct are pervasive throughout society and that educational institutions like our own are not immune to these issues. 

Over the course of the year, Goldsmiths Students' Union worked with the College to develop a formal policy that recognises the institution’s duty of care towards all of its members to prevent and respond to these issues. 

In this video, Amelia from Goldsmiths Students' Union teams up with Silke from the Not The Only One Project to read out some of the important terms and basic definitions which are in the new policy and will be used in these videos.

 

How to navigate university as a survivor of sexual violence? Whether you may have experienced sexual violence recently or a long time ago, studying can have its own challenges for survivors, and it's never too late to get support. In this video, Amelia from Goldsmiths Students' Union chats with Silke from the Not The Only One Project about how trauma can affect you at uni, what can help, and how to get support.

 

In this video Amelia from the Goldsmiths Against Sexual Violence Campaign chats with Silke from the Not The Only One Project about how you can support someone who has experienced sexual violence.