Dear Swansea 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.

Yours faithfully,

Nicola Chanamuto

Hughes L.E., Swansea University

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Dear Nicola

 

I write to advise that I am in receipt of your request dated 28/01/2020,
for information relating to policies on gender-based violence.

 

This email confirms that your request has now been passed to the
University Compliance Officer who will review the contents of your request
and establish if a) your request is valid under the FOI Act and b) if any
further clarification is required from you to allow us to progress
further.

 

Should you wish to contact us regarding your request, please quote
reference number 167/19-20 on any correspondence. 

 

Kind Regards

 

Lisa Hughes

 

Cynorthwyydd Cydymffurfiaeth y Brifysgol | University Compliance Assistant

Swyddfa’r Is-Ganghellor | Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Adeilad yr Abaty | Abbey Building

Prifysgol Abertawe| Swansea University

Parc Singleton| Singleton Park

SA2 8PP

 

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Hughes L.E., Swansea University

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Dear Nicola

 

Your request has been considered under the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our response is attached.

 

I trust this information is of assistance to you but please contact me if
you have any questions in relation to this response.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the University’s determination of your
application you may in the first instance request an internal review by
contacting Mrs Bev Buckley (University Compliance Officer FOI/DP)
[1][email address]               

 

Please click on the link below for further information in relation to the
Freedom of Information Appeals process.

 

[2]https://www.swansea.ac.uk/about-us/compl...

 

Kind Regards

 

Lisa Hughes

 

Cynorthwyydd Cydymffurfiaeth y Brifysgol | University Compliance Assistant

(Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Diogelu Data / Yr Iaith Gymraeg) | (FOI / Data
Protection / The Welsh Language)

Swyddfa’r Is-Ganghellor | Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Adeilad yr Abaty | Abbey Building

Prifysgol Abertawe| Swansea University

Parc Singleton| Singleton Park

SA2 8PP

 

Ffon/Tel: 01792 513749

e-bost/Email: [3][email address]

 

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Rhowch wybod i ni os hoffech dderbyn eich gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Rydym yn
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yn arwain at oedi. | Let us know if you would like to receive
correspondence in Welsh. We welcome correspondence in Welsh or English.
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Dear Swansea University,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Swansea University's handling of my FOI request 'University policies on gender-based violence'.

The first two policies referred to in the response letter (Dignity at Work and Study and Disciplinary Procedures) are only accessible as web pages. Could the University please clarify if these are available separately in Word or PDF format?

The other two policies referred to in the response letter (relating to staff conduct) are only accessible with a Swansea University staff log-in. Could we please be provided with a copy of these in Word or PDF format?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Many thanks,
Nicola Chanamuto

FOI Requests, Swansea University

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Hi Nicola

Please find the policies attached as requested.

Kind Regards

Lisa Hughes

Cynorthwyydd Cydymffurfiaeth y Brifysgol | University Compliance Assistant
(Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Diogelu Data / Yr Iaith Gymraeg) | (FOI / Data Protection / The Welsh Language)
Swyddfa’r Is-Ganghellor | Vice-Chancellor’s Office
Adeilad yr Abaty | Abbey Building
Prifysgol Abertawe| Swansea University
Parc Singleton| Singleton Park
SA2 8PP

Ffon/Tel: 01792 513749
e-bost/Email: [email address]

Rhowch wybod i ni os hoffech dderbyn eich gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. | Let us know if you would like to receive correspondence in Welsh. We welcome correspondence in Welsh or English. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay.

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Mae Prifysgol Abertawe yn elusen gofrestredig. Rhif.1138342 | Swansea University is a registered charity. No. 1138342

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