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“I knew enough to do more than I did” - Quentin Tarantino talking about working with Harvey Weinstein

The Dewis Choice project at Aberystwyth Law School, is working with Welsh Women's Aid to host a training and awareness course for Aberystwyth University students. The course will take place over three consecutive weeks - part one is on Weds Nov 15th, part two on Weds 22nd and part three on Weds Nov 29th.

To obtain the full benefit of the course please attend all three sessions and so please register here for all three dates. 

This course will provide specialist training for those considering the following careers: psychologists;  practising law; working for the police force; probation; counselling or working with victim-survivors.

What will you gain from signing up?

• Free approved training from specialists that will help you and your friends and peers respond in the right way in a crisis;

• A certificate of training to help increase your employability;

• New skills for your CV: assertiveness, the ability to remain calm in challenging situations, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, problem solving and empathy skills;

• The opportunity to speak with experts from Welsh Government and specialist services 


Background to the Bystander Intervention:
What is the Intervention Initiative and what is it for?

The extent of sexual harassment, sexual coercion, rape and domestic abuse in student populations across England has been revealed in evidence from crime surveys, student surveys and professionals working with students. The evidence has produced an imperative for universities to act. This resource is a response to that imperative.

Welsh Women’s Aid are looking for students to take part in a pilot programme that aims to show students how to intervene to stop violence and abuse. The programme is called “The Bystander Intervention” and it has already been used in campuses across the USA.

The Bystander Intervention will help male and female students recognise sexual harassment and abuse, and give them the skills and confidence to respond appropriately. It also looks at changing cultural norms that condone sexism and harassment.

Why do we need it?

  • One in three female students at UK universities will experience sexual assault or abuse while studying.

  • One in eight men experience unwanted sexual advances at university (The Telegraph, 2015)

The Desis Choice project and Aberystwyth University are proud to be working with Welsh Women's Aid on the important pilot for this initiative. 



Do you have questions about Student Bystander Intervention training? Contact Dewis Choice Project & Welsh Women's Aid

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Elystan Morgan Building
Room B1.20, Elystan Morgan Building
Aberystwyth Law School
SY23 3AS Llanbadarn Fawr
United Kingdom

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