The sector has developed many useful resources which universities and colleges may find helpful in the development of their own work to prevent and address harassment and sexual misconduct. We will update this page as new materials become available.
Many of the projects from the Catalyst Student Safeguarding Programme have produced valuable resources, which universities and colleges may find useful in developing their own approaches to addressing sexual misconduct, hate crime and online harassment.
These resources include training materials, guidance and reporting and supporting tools. See the full list of resources.
- OfS, UK HUN, UUK: The intersection of sexual violence, alcohol and drugs at universities and colleges
A briefing note following a meeting hosted by the UK Healthy Universities Network in collaboration with the Office for Students and Universities UK on the impact alcohol and drugs can have on sexual violence in universities and colleges.
- UUK: ‘Changing the culture’, ‘One year on’ and ‘Two years on’
Reports that examine evidence of violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting students. Makes a series of recommendations for universities
- Advance HE: Evaluation reports of student safeguarding Catalyst programme
Includes recommendations for the sector for tackling harassment, hate and sexual misconduct
- UUK & Pinsent Masons: ‘Guidance for higher education institutions: how to handle alleged student misconduct’
These guidelines related to all types of student misconduct which may constitute a criminal offence and provide specific recommendations in relation to sexual misconduct
- OIA: Good practice framework for disciplinary procedures
Good practice guidance for providers in designing disciplinary procedures and in handling individual cases
- URKI: ‘Preventing harm (safeguarding) in research and innovation policy’
UKRI expectations of the individuals and organisation in their approach to safeguarding those involved in, or that come into contact with, the research and innovation activities they fund.
- AVA, NUS and UUK: Combat Misconduct toolkit
This toolkit offers practical support for vice-chancellors, principal and senior leaders who are developing strategies to address sexual misconduct, harassment and hate incidents at university.
Addressing sexual misconduct: