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

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Dear Newcastle 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

Good morning Nicola,

Please accept this email as confirmation of receipt of your FOI request.

We will forward your FOI request to the relevant Newcastle University department for processing.

Regards,

Information Security & Governance Team
IT Service
Newcastle University
NE1 8HQ

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Dear nrecman,

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

Good morning Nicola,

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your request, we are working to provide a response to your request as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Information Security & Governance Team
IT Service
Newcastle University
NE1 8HQ

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Dear Information Security & Governance Team,

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. We are still very keen to involve Newcastle University in our research.

Yours sincerely,
Nicola Chanamuto

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Dear Nicola

Thank you for your request, which we have handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. The requested information is attached.

I hope that this is of use. If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request you can ask for an internal review. Details of how to do this can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/foi/access/complain...

If you are not happy with the outcome of the internal review, you then have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision. Details of how to do this can be found at: http://ico.org.uk/concerns

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Executive Office
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU

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