The Herald Higher Education Awards 2017 took place in Glasgow and we're right at the front with our Partnership Award with The University of Stirling!
This was awarded for our Preventing & Tackling Sexual Violence & Misconduct Strategy and the #isthisok? campaign. Partnership working with the University on projects like this allows for a fantastic amount of knowledge-sharing, team work and a collective vision over issues which affect the entire student body and Stirling community.
Your Sabbatical Officers as well as Union staff sit across the working groups for this strategy to ensure that students are at the core of the work, as well as delivering campus wide promotion.
Matt Adie, VP Education “We are delighted to have been jointly awarded the Partnership of the Year Award for the work we undertook on developing the new Preventing and Tackling Sexual Violence and Misconduct Strategy with the University of Stirling. This important piece of work signalled a step change in how we seek to ensure a culture of mutual respect on campus and within wider society.
We were also pleased to see the University recognised for other projects it has undertaken in the past year, including the crowdfunding campaign for the Peter McKay Memorial Archive, the Enhancement-Driven Review of Student Representation as well as the hard work and dedication of our Student Support Services team. All in all, it was a successful night for Stirling and demonstrated just how much of a difference were making locally and nationally.”
As part of the strategy implementation, the University has developed a new dedicated microsite which provides information on sexual violence and consent as well as guidance for those who have been affected by sexual violence or who are providing support to a student, colleague or friend. The new strategy is available on the microsite, as well as information about how to report an incident or how to access support.