Sexual Health and Guidance (SHaG) Festival
Taking place on Wednesday the 1st of February; created from the mind of your Vice-President Societies, Anna Taylor; Sexual Health and Guidance Festival (nicknamed SHAGfest) is coming directly to your SU! Based in Warwick SU's Atrium, SHAGfest is going to be a day-long fair in the SU designed to be a fun, light-hearted event with slightly silly activities, interspersed with information and resources surrounding physical and mental sexual health, as well as the culture around consent and relationships.
From free condoms and sweeties through to chlamydia testing, we hope to bring you a range of chances to learn more about Sexual Health, as well as offer you chances to win some prizes through competitions, attending talks and even a prize draw!
We're incredibly excited for it, and hope to see you there!
We're delighted to be joined by a number of student societies, academics, and charities, including the Survivors Trust, Coppafeel UK, HollieGuard, Ovacome, NHS Sexual Health Clinic (Coventry and Warwickshire branch), Warwick SU's Advice Centre, University of Warwicks' Report & Support team, Sexpression, Warwick Student Cinema, Fetish Society, Warwick Pride, Plaan and more!
CoppaFeel! is a breast cancer awareness and education charity specifically aimed at younger people. We encourage people to regularly check their boobs/pecs/chests, be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and feel confident to speak up and see a healthcare professional if they notice a change that isn't normal for them.
Our Boobette volunteers use their personal connection to breast cancer to inspire others to get to know their normal now and make it a lifelong habit. Come along, speak to a Boobette and grab some of our handy resources!
Website Link: coppafeel.org
Contact details: email@example.com
Warwick Amnesty is a society that is focused on raising awareness of human rights abuses. We are currently researching student and staff opinions on sexual and reproductive rights issues on campus.
The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK and has been providing infrastructure support to our members for the past 20 years. We have 120 member agencies based in the UK and Ireland providing information, advice, support and therapy to over 80,000 individual survivors each year. Our services work with victims and survivors of all ages, all genders, of all forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, including support for partners and family members.
The Survivors Trust and its members are committed to the fair treatment of people regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or physical/learning disability.
Our core aim is to ensure that society supports all survivors effectively and takes responsibility for ending sexual violence.
Helpline contact details: 08088 010 818
Hollie Gazzard Trust
The Hollie Gazzard Trust was created following the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard in 2014 by an ex-partner. Set up by parents Nick and Mandy, along with sister Chloe, the charity helps reduce domestic violence through creating and delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges.
Hollie Guard is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection for individuals by allowing them to reach out to their emergency contacts if they’re in danger. The app includes multiple features which can be used for a variety of situations. More information can be found below:
Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Warwick Pride is The University of Warwick Students’ Union society for Lesbian, Gay, Bi+, Trans, Undefined and Asexual/Aromantic students and their friends. Pride is all about community, coming together to support each other and have fun, alongside running important campaigns related to Trans inclusion and improved Gender options on Forms, Inclusion and awareness days, and also have been operating Warwicks' Gender Expression Fund. Warwick Pride is joining us at SHaGfest to share information, resources and guidance on queer re;lated Sexual Health.
We're delighted to be joined by Warwick Universities Report and Support team to offer a small range of SHAG related talks. We'll be popping a timetable up below!
Free Film Screening (In partnership with Warwick Student Cinema)
In collaboration with SHAGfest, Warwick Student Cinema are running a free screening of Sleeping with Other people, in L3 - based in the physics and chemistry building! Join us from 19:30 for the film screening!
Directed by Leslye Headland, and starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Natasha Lyonne and Adam Scott, this 2015 film is a rated 15.
"With two endearingly flawed and aomewhat cynical romantic leads, Sleeping with other people offers a modern homage to When Harry Met Sally-esque rom-coms that make sex and intimacy a topic for discussion.
The story goes: two New Yorkers chance upon each other at a sex-addicts meeting tweleve years after a one-night tumble in college where they lost their virginity to one another.
About the Innovation Fund
In contemplating their own meaningful relationships, the pair strike up a flirty but - as emphatically agreed upon - strictly platonic friendship, ultimately heading we-all-know-where. Ready with quick quips, innuendos, and the sense of two people just trying to figure out life, Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie take on their own brand of somewhat silly, hormonally-charged romance to offer a funny, lighthearted take on navigating relationships, sex and self."
. - Anna Taylor
Sexual Health and Guidance Festival is powered by alumni support through the Warwick Innovation Fund.