Sexual violence in HE – resources

This page contains links to various resources I have produced in my projects on sexual harassment and violence in higher education - all are available free for colleagues to download, adapt and share.

Intersectional training guidance

In 2019, with Vanita Sundaram, Erin Shannon, and Tiffany Page, I developed a guide for disclosure and bystander intervention training facilitators, to make their training more intersectional. This includes an explanation of intersectionality and various ideas for how it can be applied, including suggested activities. It can be downloaded here.

Disclosure training models and resources

Between 2016 and 2018 I co-led (with Dr Pam Alldred at Brunel) the Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence project, a major pan-European intervention involving 21 institutions in six different countries. The project developed models of disclosure or ‘first response’ training for university staff, and piloted and evaluated each of them. We trained 1248 staff in total.

The training models and resources are all available free on our website for anyone to download and use, together with reports on the various training programmes and the overall project report.

Educational workshop

In 2014, together with Elsie Whittington and funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Grant, I developed a workshop targeted at university managers, staff and students, on sexual harassment and violence in the HE sector. It covered questions around ‘lad culture’, NUS research findings on the prevalence of sexual harassment and violence amongst students, an overview of initiatives and suggestions for ways forward.

The workshop resources are available online and free to use – the session is based around a Prezi which is linked below (which can be downloaded and adapted), and there is also an information sheet for participants and timeline/structure for facilitators in the PDF document linked underneath. The workshop takes at least 90 minutes but could easily be longer with more time for interaction and discussion.

Sexual harassment and violence in HE workshop – Prezi

Sexual harassment and violence in HE workshop – documents

The workshop was piloted at the University of Bath in March 2015, with 100 percent of participants saying they would recommend it to others at their institution and 91 percent saying they now had ideas about how to tackle sexual harassment and violence. It has since been delivered at De Montfort, Roehampton, Sussex, Leicester, Hull, York, Northumbria and UCL.

Sexual harassment and violence in HE workshop by Alison Phipps is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.