The Not On campaign is now supported by 4 Not On Student Ambassadors, thanks to funding from the University.
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Hi! I'm Chris and I'm a second year student here at UoB studying Politics, Philosophy and Religion. My standard fun fact is that once I went on holiday to Tim Henman's villa in Portugal. I'm so excited to be a Not On Ambassador as I think it's a cause that we really need to raise awareness about. Sexual abuse is going on all around us and we need to be educated on how to recognise and stop this as a bystander, but also on consent so that we can enjoy ourselves at University in a safe and fun way.
Hi I'm Rhian, a second year Drama and Theatre Arts from Cardiff. Fun fact about myself is that I once proposed to Danny Dyer on my older sister's behalf, in front of a congregation of strangers whilst dressed as a bridesmaid at his fake wedding. Pretty sure that's quite unusual? I wanted to be a Not On Ambassador for University of Birmingham because I truly believe this campaign can combat the taboo surrounding harassment and its counterparts - as well as striving to educate the students here at UoB on what consent really is and how to help reduce the shocking number of cases of unacceptable behaviour in our community and beyond.
My name is Emily, I study English Lit, Classical Lit and Civilisation. I guess a fun fact about me is that my trousers are always so big because they hold so many secrets. And snacks. I was interested in being an Ambassador for Not On because hey, it’s one of the most important organisations here and I want to do everything I can to help its progress.
Hi I’m Drew and I’m in my second year at UoB studying Biomedical Science. A fun fact about me is I always have to add my middle names to my username on social media because otherwise when you search “Drew Hanson” you find 1000s of American men… I wanted to be a Not On Ambassador because I believe sexual consent and harassment are vitally important issues (especially to students!) and we need to increase our understanding and raise awareness. Without consent, sex just isn’t sex.
Not on Ambassadors
Supported by Guild Advice, the Ambassadors will be running 1 hour workshops that can help you learn more about consent in relation to sexual harassment, so you feel confident looking after yourself and your friends on a night out. The workshops are available for student groups, committee, teams and societies – book yours here. (Please note, workshops can only be delivered to established groups of students at present, and for a maximum of 20 students at any one time!).
All groups that complete the workshop will receive a ‘Not On Approved’ rosette which can be used on all your communications.
In time we will be offering open access workshops for individual students to attend!. For more information about this, firstname.lastname@example.org
“You report, we support”
The University of Birmingham is committed to ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all students, and to responding appropriately to any incidents of sexual assault. As part of our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our students, the University has introduced an on-line reporting tool. This reporting tool has been designed specifically for students who have been sexually assaulted. Support and advice will be available to any student that reports an incident of sexual assault.
The online reporting form is now live here.
You can find more advice and support about sexual assault and harassment here.