The We Get It! campaign, the Students’ Union’s zero tolerance to sexual harassment incentive has moved into its next stage.
Created in February last year, the campaign aims to end sexual harassment on campus by providing the student body and university staff with more support and training as well as raising awareness about the many forms of sexual harassment.
To date, the campaign has had over 5500 students and staff pledges against sexual harassment since its foundation.
In addition, a “report and support” button on My Manchester has been created, which enables students to report acts of sexual harassment faster.
The Students’ Union has also appointed at least two sexual harassment advisers to help and support victims of sexual harassment.
The aim of the next campaign stage is to raise awareness of the differing sensitivity levels amongst the student and staff body through events and campus discussion.
Where do you draw the line? events, which took place last week, asked students to place a scenario on a harassment spectrum, from “harmless banter” to “potentially dangerous”.
A new campaign video is also out, which features Dame Professor Nancy Rothwell, members of the Students’ Union Executive, AU captains, and the Editor-in-Chief of The Mancunion. It can be found on the Students’ Union website.