LGBTQ+ Active Bystander Training

LGBTQ+ Active Bystander Training

Thu 28 February 2019 17:00-19:30 - Liberation Room (Downstairs in the SU)

As part of the Against Sexual Violence campaign, Goldsmiths Students' Union is offering training for students to become Active Bystanders, helping to build a community of responsibility and care for one another on campus. This session will focus on discussing incidents of sexual harassment within the LGBTQ+ community, and give participants the tools and confidence to step in when all different forms of harassment are taking place. 

The training is free, takes two and a half hours, and is delivered by students to students. It's a really practical workshop to practice safe, thoughtful and creative intervention methods to diffuse situations that may cause harm to yourself and others.

Why should you become an active bystander?

  • Help to create an environment of support and awareness by challenges 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 learnt 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, which is especially useful in charity, business, or university sectors


Accessibility: The Liberation Room is on the ground floor of the SU building, and is wheelchair accessible via a platform lift. Ask at the Welcome Desk if you need to use the platform lift. There is lots of comfortable seating (beanbags) and dim lighting. There are gender neutral and accessible toilets on the top floor of the building, which is accessible via stairs and a lift. The building has level access and automatic doors at the entrance. Find more accessibility information about the SU Building on AccessAble. Please email if you have any questions, issues or requests regarding access.   

Click here to see our full LGBTQ+ History Month programme!

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