Students Staff

4 December 2017

Making sure our campuses are safe and welcoming for everyone

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 2.12 pm

Zoe Garshong is the President of our Students’ Union. She tells us about the work being done to make sure Essex is a safe place for everyone.

Zoe Garshong

Zoe Garshong

Essex is a place for everyone. That’s why we’ve been working with teams from across the University to make sure our campuses are safe and welcoming places where we can tackle issues like sexual violence, sexual harassment and hate crime head on.

We have zero tolerance for these types of behaviour and our Harrasment Advisory Network offers a confidential service for anyone who has experienced any kind of harassment or bullying.  Whoever you are, and whoever you’re reporting, we will listen to you. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone in a position of authority, a member of staff, another student or someone from outside of our community. Whenever an incident is reported we will take proportionate action.

However, it’s up to all of us to make sure that Essex is free from this type of behaviour. That’s why we’ve launched initiatives like our Bystander intervention workshops and our #ItEndsNow campaign and why we will always fight to make sure Essex is a place that anyone can call ‘home’.

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