From 25 November to 10 December 2023, the Queen Mary community will mark 16 days of awareness, action and allyship against gender-based violence.


Building a culture of consent workshop  
Open to all students at Queen Mary. This interactive workshop will focus on the definitions of consent, societal narratives, in what circumstances consent can be given and the myths and misconceptions around consent. We will also take a hands-on approach to learning how to safely intervene in the face of harassment or abuse.  We will also take a hands-on approach to learning how to safely intervene in the face of harassment or abuse.
Wednesday 6th December, 10-1pm
Matt Spencer Boardroom, Students Union Hub, Mile End. Register

Suzy Lamplugh Trust “ Stand Up Against Harassment” online training

Staff and students can register to attend a "Stand Up Against Harassment" training run by Suzy Lamplugh Trust. The training will focus on how to use bystander intervention techniques to respond to harassment in public spaces.
Please note this is an externally run event open to the Queen Mary Community as part of our participation in the Women's Night safety charter.
Wednesday 29th November, 12pm-1pm
Online, register

Drop-in events 

London Borough of Tower Hamlets and QMUL's Sexual Assault and Harassment Advice Service in Library Square
Join us in Library Square to find out about Queen Mary's Sexual Assault and Harassment Advice service and to hear from the Tower Hamlet's Community Safety Neighbourhood team offering advice on aspects of Women’s Safety, such as carrying a panic alarm, current services in borough and nationally and what you can do and use to protect yourself against drink spiking.
Tuesday 28th November, 11am-1pm
Library Square, Mile End

Drop-in information morning

Visit a range of information stalls in the Blomeley rooms in the Students Union to find out about the specialist services for domestic abuse, sexual violence and image-based abuse that are available to everyone. We will have a range of services attending to share information on the support they offer.
Thursday 30th November, 9:30am-12pm
Blomeley rooms, Students Union, Mile End

"Telly and Talk" event
Barts and The London Student Association Welfare Officers are running a Telly and Talk event. There will be a screening of an episode of a mystery TV show and a discussion around its themes of consent. It will be a great opportunity to share ideas in a safe space, and a representative from the University's Sexual Assault and Harassment Advice service will be there to facilitate the discussion. Certificates of attendance will be provided. This event is open to all students at Queen Mary.
Thursday 7th December, 12pm-1pm
Room 1.21, Garrod Building, Whitechapel 

Training for Queen Mary Staff 

LGBTQ+ Experiences of Domestic Abuse
Stonewall Housing will be running a training on LGBTQ+ Experiences of Domestic Abuse for Queen Mary staff. Stonewall Housing is the leading national charity supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) people of all ages who live in the UK and are experiencing homelessness or living in an unsafe environment. 
Monday 4th December 9:30am - 4:30pm
Dept W, Spaces are limited - please register


Building and Nurturing Healthy Relationships
This post was written for the Advice and Counselling service's 'Your Mind Matters' blog by Ana Flores Reis who is a Sexual Assault and Harassment Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service.


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