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Tackling violence, harassment and hate incidents

11 Mar 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
Woburn House,
Tavistock Square,
Kings Cross, London WC1H 9HQ


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.

Who should attend?

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.

Relevant job titles include:

  • Director/Head of Student Services
  • Director/Head of Human Resources
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Manager
  • Head of Student Conduct and Appeals
  • Director/Head of Student Support & Wellbeing
  • Community Liaison Managers/ Community Engagement
  • Director/Head of Student Counselling
  • Director/Head of Student Wellbeing
  • Safeguarding Leads

If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on events@universitiesuk.ac.uk or 020 7419 5535.

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 020 7419 5412; email: esther.dudley@universitiesuk.ac.uk.

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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