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

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Dear Harper Adams 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

Georgina Porter, Harper Adams University

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Dear Ms Chanamuto,

Thank you for your request under the FOIA.

I am attaching our policies that are most relevant to your area of
interest.  However, please note that these and all our policies are
available on our website: 
[1]https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/general/g...
, and as such are not strictly subject to a Freedom of Information
request.  There may be further publications on the website that could help
you with your research.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Georgina Porter

Legal and Information Governance Adviser

 

 

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Newport,

Shropshire,

TF10 8NB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Nicola Chanamuto <[FOI #628206 email]>
Sent: 17 December 2019 13:15
To: FOI <[Harper Adams University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - University policies on
gender-based violence, sexual misconduct, violence, bullying and
harassment

 

Dear Harper Adams 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

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