Liverpool Guild of Students have launched Call it Out – a campaign that aims to stop sexual harassment and assault.
Now in its third year, the campaign raises awareness of what counts as sexual harassment and encourages students to call it out if they witness it.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer is committed to tackling the issue. Last year, Professor Beer was part of a national taskforce, run by Universities UK, which looked into violence against women, as well as harassment and hate crime affecting university students. The taskforce has made a series of recommendations requiring universities to take allegations of sexual assault more seriously and ensure there is support in place for students who come forward.
To make this happen, our University has set up a Safe and Welcoming Campus Environment Board, which includes Guild representatives. They are tasked with making sure the University is able to deal with allegations and investigations in a sensitive, appropriate way.