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

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Staffordshire University fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Staffordshire University,

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

foiemail, Staffordshire University

Dear Sir/Madam,

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information. This is currently receiving our attention.

We will endeavour to provide a response within the 20 working days permitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Regards,

Staffordshire University

 
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Dear foiemail,

I would like to follow up on my request for information regarding which policies would be used by the University in the event of an incident of alleged gender-based violence.

Yours sincerely,

Nicola Chanamuto

foiemail, Staffordshire University

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your email.

Further to your request for information we can confirm that the University is currently reviewing and rewriting the above mentioned policies and therefore we are unable to release these policies until they have been approved and finalised.

Kind Regards,

Staffordshire University

 
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear foiemail,

In response to our query about policies that Staffordshire University would use in the event of an incident of alleged Gender-Based Violence, you have said that, "the University is currently reviewing and rewriting the above mentioned policies and therefore we are unable to release these policies until they have been approved and finalised."

Please confirm when these policies will be approved and finalised? This is so that as a project team we can decide whether to include them in our study.

In the meantime, please make us aware of the policies currently being used at the University.

Yours sincerely,
Nicola Chanamuto

foiemail, Staffordshire University

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your email.

We have been advised by the team that they are unable to provide a definitive date at this stage however, they are looking at a three month timeline (subject to University Executive approval).

Regards,

Staffordshire University

 
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