The #NotOn Campaign
The Guild of Students and the University of Birmingham believe that sexual harassment is not acceptable.Together, we are committed to tackling sexual harassment and believe staff and students have the right to live and study in a safe and supportive environment.
We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming community that is free from harassment.
Sexual harassment comes in many forms. It can be physical, emotional, and verbal – anything that makes another person feel uncomfortable or intimidated. Examples of sexual harassment include:
Inappropriate sexual comments
Uninvited kisses and/or bodily contact
Sexually based insults, jokes, songs or taunts
We believe that you should never have to put up with sexual harassment. You should never be made to feel uncomfortable by another individual.
Whether this occurs in bars, on campus, on public transport or online, and by whomever - people you know or complete strangers, we say that this is NOT ON.
Sexual harassment is not on, not in our community and not on our campus.
What is the Not On campaign?
Supported by Guild Advice, and part funded by the University, 5 Student Not On Ambassadors have created three, one hour workshops which are currently being delivered via Zoom:
This workshop looks at consent in relation to sexual harassment, showing students how to identify sexual harassment, the impact it has and how to look after themselves and their friends on a night out, promoting safe bystander intervention.
Healthy Relationships Workshop
This workshop introduces the concept of consent and healthy and unhealthy behaviours in everyday relationships, from friendships, family relationships and romantic relationships. This workshop may be suitable for those that wish to discuss non sexual relationships, or as a precursor to the Consent Workshop.
This workshop aims to raise awareness of the issues faced in the LGBTQ+ community in relation to relationships, sex and abusive behaviours. This workshop can also be delivered as a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
All attendees will be able to obtain 5 PSA points.
If you are interested in attending a workshop or have further questions about Not On please click here to send the team a message. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The ambassadors also run a variety of awareness raising events throughout the academic year. Please follow the Ambassadors on Facebook.