Conference on protecting students from hate crime and harassment

This event showcased the first two waves of the OfS’s £4.7 million student safeguarding Catalyst fund projects, with a particular focus on sexual harassment, online harassment and hate crime.

The conference brought together a wealth of experience and approaches from 108 projects to discuss the very positive lessons learned and to help spark new initiatives in the wider higher education sector.

The conference featured:

  • a keynote speech from Yvonne Hawkins, Director of Teaching Excellence and Student Experience at the Office for Students
  • presentation of the summative evaluation findings from the project’s evaluators, Advance HE
  • an NUS perspective on hate crime and harassment on campus from Shakira Martin, National Union of Students (NUS) President
  • a panel discussion featuring Yvonne Hawkins (OfS), Shakira Martin (NUS), Prof Graham Towl (Durham University) and Fiona Waye (Universities UK) discussing recommendations for future action
  • workshop sessions, led by the project teams from rounds 1 and 2 of the safeguarding Catalyst call.

Conference materials

Additional materials will be added as we receive them.



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