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

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Dear Aberystwyth 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

Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

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Dear Ms Chanamuto,    

 

Thank you for your request for information, received by Aberystwyth
University on 13^th December 2019, in which you requested the following
information:

 

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.

 

You will receive a response as soon as possible, and in any event not
later than in 20 working days (16^th January 2020). 

 

Yours sincerely,              

 

Julie Archer

 

 

 

 

 

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Julie Archer Julie Archer

Rheolwr Cofnodion Records Manager
   

Llyfrgell Hugh Owen Hugh Owen Library 

Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth University,

Penglais, Penglais,

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth,

SY23 3DZ SY23 3DZ

DU UK

   

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Info Compliance [infstaff], Aberystwyth University

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Dear Ms Chanamuto,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).  Please find below the University’s
response.

 

We do not have any staff or student policies which specifically address
issues of gender-based violence or sexual misconduct.  Such issues would
be covered by the following policies and procedures.

 

Student complaints:
[1]https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/academic-regis...

Student dignity and respect:
[2]https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/student-suppor...

 

The most relevant for staff would be our Dignity and Respect at Work
Policy or Disciplinary Procedure, both of which are available here:
[3]https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/all/#d

 

We also have the following:
[4]https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/employment-...

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Archer

 

 

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Julie Archer Julie Archer

Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth Information Governance Manager
   

Llywodraethiant Governance

Llyfrgell Hugh Owen Hugh Owen Library 

Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth University,

Penglais, Penglais,

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth,

SY23 3DZ SY23 3DZ

DU UK

   

Ffôn: +44 (0) 1970 62 8593 Tel: +44 (0) 1970 62 8593

Gwefan: Website: [7]http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/infocompliance/
[6]http://www.aber.ac.uk/cy/infocompliance/
Twitter: @AberUniArchives
Twitter: @AberUniArchives

 

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Prifysgol Aberystwyth www.aber.ac.uk Prifysgol y Flwyddyn yng Nghymru -
The Times & The Sunday Times 2020. Aberystwyth University www.aber.ac.uk
Welsh University of the Year - The Times & The Sunday Times 2020.

References

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1. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/academic-regis...
2. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/student-suppor...
3. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/all/#d
4. https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/hr/employment-...
5. http://www.aber.ac.uk/
6. http://www.aber.ac.uk/cy/infocompliance/
7. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/infocompliance/