Emergency red cords installed in accessible toilets across the university campus allow users to call for assistance if they fall or are otherwise in need of help. To work effectively these red cords need to hang freely all the way to the floor. Unfortunately, they sometimes get tied up or looped around fixtures within the facilities, which ultimately endangers users.
Have you ever wanted to find out something about sex or intimacy, but weren’t sure who you could ask? The Let’s Talk project brings together students from across Warwick to answer students’ questions about sex, relationships and consent.
Sexual violence and harassment are widespread problems that exist across society, and university campuses are no exception to that, including Warwick. That’s why we’ve worked together with the university to offer the Active Bystander Intervention programme, free to current Warwick students in term 2.
The SU’s Hidden Histories alternative lecture series seeks to explore often-erased stories of oppression and resistance. It gives a platform to academic narratives and discourses which are often neglected or even deliberately erased from mainstream curricula, and opens these discussions up for students from any and all disciplines to access and engage in them.
Week 9 is Pride Week at Warwick, and we have a full week of events for the LGBTUA+ community and their supporters.
We've been contacted by Rainbow Radio host Crawford to let you know about RAW's new show Rainbow Radio!
Students are invited to join an interactive co-creation workshop to help develop refine and develop materials and activities for the Active Bystander Intervention.
Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) and the Students’ Union worked in partnership over the summer to produce trans-inclusive teaching & learning guidance for those who teach at Warwick.
We have worked with Coventry Integrated Sexual Health Services to be able to offer new student-led sexual health clinics on campus. Students will be able to access self-testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, signposting to local sexual health services, and free safer sex materials such as condoms, lube, and dams.
The Human Library is a library of people, where readers can 'borrow' people serving as open books and have conversations they would not normally have access to. Every human book represents a group in our society that is often subjected to prejudice, stigmatisation or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, sexuality, ethnic origin etc.
It’s always advisable to be on good terms with your neighbours, so we’ve developed a series of postcards to make it easier for students to introduce themselves to new neighbours.
Sharing your pronouns is a great way of normalising the non-assumption of people’s gender and pronouns. Some simple ways of doing this include wearing a pronoun badge, and including your pronouns in your email signature.
As part of the bystander intervention campaign, which seeks to equip students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to intervene when they're a bystander to concerning behaviour, the SU is supporting a series of workshops in Welcome Week which will explore the role of community at Warwick and our values as a university.
We know that it is often easier for a victim of hate crime to seek support from their peers, so we’re offering training for anyone who would like to understand how to best support someone who has experienced hate crime or incidents of hate.
The Being LGBTUA+ at Warwick project found that LGBTUA+ students felt unsupported by the lack of space for the LGBTUA+ community to meet, socialise and organise on the university campus. A recommendation of the report was to create a permanent LGBTUA+ community space on campus.