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Talk on Sexual Violence on Campus

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Rutherford Lecture Theatre

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Briunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL

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The School of Physics and Astronomy and Faculty of Science and Engineering are delighted to invite Professor Alison Phipps from the University of Sussex to come and talk to us about Sexual Violence on Campus

This is a great opportunity for both students and staff to learn about the best approaches to support victims of sexual violence on campus.

If you want to know more about Alison’s work, you can watch this short video https://vimeo.com/221737302

Professor Alison Phipps is a reader in sociology at the University of Sussex and was the co-author of two NUS reports which investigated lad culture in UK universities and the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault. She mainly focuses on the worrying epidemic of sexual assault in UK institutions, including:

  • Levels of sexual assault reporting in universities (1 in 10 incidents are reported to the police, but only 4% are reported to their institution).
  • The support available for victims of sexual assault and how to help students who have been assaulted.
  • What to do about disclosure – Alison is working on EU project to evaluate programs and come together to see what works and what doesn’t work.
  • Lad party culture encouraged by big brands such as Smirnoff.
  • Communications – more people need to be aware of what’s going on on-campus with regards to support and care programs.

Alison focuses on neoliberal discourse and how neoliberalism helps to suppress the need to talk about sexual violence as it focuses on finance and reputation rather than wellbeing, and how equality and diversity are subordinate to market concerns. A full talk of Alison’s can be found here.

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Briunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL

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