Training on Sexual Violence

megan fouracre made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bournemouth University

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Dear Bournemouth University,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to request the following information:

Does your university currently deliver training on sexual violence to staff and/or students?

Is this training mandatory?
Who is invited to attend the training?
How is the training delivered (e.g. online, in-person seminar, workshop, etc)?
What is the completion rate of the training?

If NO:

Has there been any training offered in the past, and if so, what?
Is any training planned for the future?

If it is not possible to provide the information that has been requested, due to the information exceeding the cost of the compliance limits that are identified in Section 12, please provide advice, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I may be able to refine my request to meet the requirements of the Act.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as specified by the Act.

Yours faithfully,

megan fouracre

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Freedom Of Information, Bournemouth University

Dear Ms Fouracre

We write further to your email of 8 March 2017.

Your request has been processed by us in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).


There is no mandatory staff training specifically on sexual violence, however training is available on a case by case basis identified through risk assessment and delivered in person by Bournemouth Police. We do not hold statistics against completion given the ad-hoc nature of this training being held.

There are also no mandatory training sessions specifically on sexual violence for students. Ad-hoc workshops do take place as part of the Good Lad Initiative which aims to enable men and women to deal with complex gender situations and become agents of positive change within their social circles and broader communities. The last workshop took place in October 2016. Further information is available on YouTube

Whilst we do intend to deliver further training in the future, nothing is scheduled at the moment given the ad hoc nature of the programme.

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Yours sincerely

Information Office
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Bournemouth University
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Tel: 01202 961315

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