Dear University of Oxford,

1. Does the University have a policy for staff regarding sexual harassment/misconduct between (a) staff and staff, (b) staff and students? If so, please provide this, preferably a link to it or electronically. Such a policy might concern definitions, how to report, processes, and so on.
2. What kind of training (e.g. online or in-person; voluntary or compulsory) is provided to staff regarding sexual harassment/misconduct? Approximately how many staff have undergone this training in the last year? [or last year that has available data]
3. In the last year [or last year that has available data], how many cases of alleged sexual harassment/misconduct by staff (staff-student or staff-staff) have been reported to the university?

Yours faithfully,

R. Brunk

FOI, University of Oxford

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Dear FOI,

My full name is Rebecca Brunk.

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Rebecca Brunk,

Thank you for providing your full name and for your freedom of information request.

The University will reply to your request within the statutory deadline of 14 April 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team

Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office | University of Oxford
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Dear Rebecca Brunk

Our reference: [FOI/20200311/2]

Please find attached the University’s response to your request.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team
Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
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Dear FOI,

Thank you for handling this request. Can you please clarify in 2. for senior officers and college staff who received specialist training - was this training also provided through LimeCulture? Was it online or face to face? Was it voluntary or mandatory? If the numbers are available, how many staff have received this specialist training?

For staff with welfare remits, what type of training was this - online or face to face? Were these trainings voluntary or mandatory?

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear R Brunk,

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 Information Compliance Team   

Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office | University of Oxford
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Dear Rebecca Brunk,

Our reference: [FOI/20200311/2]

Please find attached the University’s response to your request.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team
Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
https://compliance.admin.ox.ac.uk/

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for the additional information and for handling the request.

Yours sincerely,

R. Brunk