University policies on gender-based violence, sexual misconduct, violence, bullying and harassment

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Royal Holloway, University of London,

I am part of a research team at the University of Lincoln looking at policies on gender-based violence in UK universities.

The researchers will analyse existing gender-based violence policies across the UK HE sector. One output of the research will be a user-friendly set of recommendations for practitioners on constructing effective policies, which we trust will be of benefit to your institution and your student communities.

We request that you share with us any and all policies your institution has which address issues of gender-based violence or sexual misconduct, including misconduct among students and between staff and students.

We understand gender-based violence as behaviour or attitudes underpinned by inequitable power relations that hurt, threaten or undermine people because of their (perceived) gender or sexuality. Gender-based violence includes a continuum of behaviours and attitudes both online and offline, such as domestic violence, sexual violence, sexist harassment, and homo/transphobia.

If your university does not have specific gender-based violence and/or sexual misconduct policies, please share your closest relevant policies. Relevant policies include all those which would be used in the event that a member of the university community made a complaint relating to any aspect of gender-based violence (see definition above). If you have any queries about what constitutes a relevant policy, please contact us.

Participants are asked to share relevant policies from their institution in a Word or PDF format.

This project has been assessed by the independent University of Lincoln Research Ethics committee, to protect your interests. The intention of the research is not to ‘name and shame’ institutions, but rather to improve responses to gender-based violence within higher education. Examples of best practice will be shared, but institutions will only be named with permission.

We are aware that you are very busy and greatly appreciate your participation. We hope that the outcomes of this research will benefit the sector, including your institution, and will of course keep you informed about the final report in case it is of interest.

Many thanks,
Nicola Chanamuto

FOI, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dear Nicola,

I confirm receipt of your Freedom of Information request below.

We will provide you with the College's response to your request by 15 January 2020.

Kind regards,

Rachael

Rachael Pymm
Governance & Information Officer

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FOI, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dear Nicola,

Further to your Freedom of Information request below, the College's response is as follows:

We request that you share with us any and all policies your institution has which address issues of gender-based violence or sexual misconduct, including misconduct among students and between staff and students.

We understand gender-based violence as behaviour or attitudes underpinned by inequitable power relations that hurt, threaten or undermine people because of their (perceived) gender or sexuality. Gender-based violence includes a continuum of behaviours and attitudes both online and offline, such as domestic violence, sexual violence, sexist harassment, and homo/transphobia.

If your university does not have specific gender-based violence and/or sexual misconduct policies, please share your closest relevant policies. Relevant policies include all those which would be used in the event that a member of the university community made a complaint relating to any aspect of gender-based violence (see definition above). If you have any queries about what constitutes a relevant policy, please contact us.

The College's Dignity at Work policy can be found on our website here: https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/iqu.... This also links to the Verbal and Physical Abuse policy: https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/iqu....

Student Conduct Regulations
https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/stu...
Specifically misconduct offence (d) {page 10}

Code of Practice on Personal Harassment
https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/iqu...

Inappropriate conduct by students may also lead to action under:
Fitness to Study policy
https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/stu...

Fitness to Reside policy
https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/stu...

Intranet information on healthy personal relationships
https://intranet.royalholloway.ac.uk/stu...
Kind regards,

Rachael

Rachael Pymm
Governance & Information Officer

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir