Sexual violence on campus
|Dates:||28 February 2018|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Department of Physics and Astronomy|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Alison Phipps|
Join Professor Alison Phipps from the University of Sussex as she discusses sexual violence on campus.
The School of Physics and Astronomy and the Faculty of Science and Engineering are delighted to invite Professor Phipps to Manchester, in what will be a great opportunity for both students and staff to learn about the best approaches to support victims of sexual violence on campus.
Professor Phipps is a reader in sociology at the University of Sussex and was the co-author of two NUS reports that investigated lad culture in UK universities and the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault. She mainly focuses on the worrying epidemic of sexual assault in UK institutions, including:
- levels of sexual assault reporting in universities (one in ten incidents are reported to the police, but only 4% are reported to the learning institution);
- the support available for victims of sexual assault and how to help students who have been assaulted;
- what to do about disclosure - Alison is working on an EU project to evaluate programmes and to see what works and what doesn't;
- lad party culture encouraged by big brands such as Smirnoff;
- communications - more people need to be aware of what's going on on-campus with regard to support and care programmes.
Alison focuses on neoliberal discourse and how neoliberalism helps to suppress the need to talk about sexual violence as it focuses on finance and reputation rather than wellbeing, and how equality and diversity are subordinate to market concerns.
Professor Alison Phipps
Role: Reader in sociology
Organisation: University of Sussex
Travel and Contact Information
Rutherford Lecture Theatre