South East Technological University is committed to ensuring a culture of respect, consent and safety across all campuses of the new University, and to creating a culture of zero tolerance to any form of sexual harassment or violence. To this end, SETU is delighted to announce the launch of its Bystander Intervention Programme, which is now available to all staff and students at the University via its learning management system.
The Bystander Intervention Programme, based on the pioneering programme at University College Cork, informs participants how to recognise unacceptable behaviour, what the barriers to intervention are, how to overcome them, and how to safely and effectively intervene. The Bystander Programme will complement and supplement existing student Active Consent and Staff Training on Tackling Sexual Harassment & Violence which is already underway at SETU.
Prof Veronica Campbell, President of SETU, stated “This is a really important initiative for SETU and builds upon the work we have already done rolling out consent training classes for all of our students. Everyone in the SETU community has a role to play in preventing sexual violence and harassment in all its forms. With the skills gained by participating in this programme, every member of our community can make a difference by helping others, stepping in, and speaking up to help prevent sexual harassment or violence.”