Preventing and Tackling Sexual Violence

Training Opportunity: Become an #isthisok? student workshop facilitator!

What? A one day training course to equip you to be an #isthisok? workshop facilitator - you will be trained to deliver a student workshop aimed at preventing sexual violence and facilitating bystander intervention

When? 25th August 2017, 0930-1630 (plus a half day follow up in October)

How? Please complete the application form at this link by Sunday 13th August


What's the opportunity?

At the University of Stirling, we are committed to taking all steps in our power to prevent and tackle sexual violence and other forms of sexual misconduct such as harassment or stalking. In partnership with the University of Stirling Students' Union, we want to encourage a culture of respect and create a university community that does not tolerate - and feels comfortable to challenge - sexual violence. Earlier this year we launched our joint #isthisok? awareness-raising campaign.

A key objective of our joint strategy on Preventing & Tackling Sexual Violence is to create a pool of student leaders who are trained to facilitate discursive and interactive workshops for fellow students to raise awareness of sexual violence, consent, bystander intervention and the importance of student leadership in creating a culture of zero tolerance for sexual violence.

Workshop facilitators will receive comprehensive training and ongoing support as part of a peer support network, and will be able to facilitate workshops in pairs if they wish.

Following the initial training, #isthisok? workshop facilitators will be able to deliver an interactive workshop lasting 60-90 minutes to fellow students.

What will my training cover?

The training will equip student leaders to confidently facilitate discussions around the following topics:

• Sexual violence and misconduct – what do we mean by these terms?
• Why is it important to talk about and take steps to tackle sexual violence?
• Who perpetrates sexual violence and why?
• What constitutes free consent and when can consent not be freely given?
• What does the law say about sexual violence in Scotland?
• What are the University and Students’ Union policies on preventing and tackling sexual violence?
• What are some common myths about sexual violence and consent, and how can we tackle these?
• The importance and power of student leadership in creating a culture of respect and zero tolerance for sexual violence
• The importance of bystander intervention in preventing sexual violence
• Safe options to intervene if something is NOT ok
• Simple steps to take if a friend discloses sexual violence to you
• How and where to refer a friend if they disclose sexual violence

When will the training take place?

  • 25th August from 0930 to 1630 in Cottrell room 4Z9
  • A follow up half day session will be delivered in October 2017 (date TBC)

I want to do this! How do I apply?

To apply to undergo training and become an #isthisok? workshop facilitator, please complete the application form at this link by Sunday 13th August

For further information on becoming an #isthisok? workshop facilitator, contact Jill Stevenson, Head of Student Support Services or Alan McGillivray, Assistant Adviser (Wellbeing)

For more information, have a look at the full #isthisok? workshop facilitator role description

The Student Services Hub is on the move!


From 5th January 2017 the Student Services Hub will move into a new space in 2A1, at the Queens Court entrance of the Cottrell Building.  Not too far from where it has been based, in 2Z.

Why are we moving?

We want to provide our students and staff with a much lighter, brighter and more comfortable dedicated space!

What else has changed?

Nothing!  All the services that you accessed via the Student Services Hub in 2Z will remain exactly the same.  You can still call on 01786 466022 and email  Our opening hours will continue to be Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with a 10am opening on Tuesdays to allow our amazing team undertake staff training, allowing them to support you even better than they do already!

For more information on what services are available, please visit our dedicated webpage here:


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