The University of Stirling and Stirling Students Union won the partnership award for their Preventing & Tackling Sexual Violence & Misconduct Strategy and #isthisok? campaign at the Herald Higher Education Awards last night.
VP Education, Matt Aide has said: “We are delighted to have been jointly awarded the Partnership of the Year Award for the work we undertook on developing the new Preventing and Tackling Sexual Violence and Misconduct Strategy with the University of Stirling. This important piece of work signalled a step change in how we seek to ensure a culture of mutual respect on campus and within wider society.
“We were also pleased to see the University recognised for other projects it has undertaken in the past year, including the crowdfunding campaign for the Peter McKay Memorial Archive, the Enhancement-Driven Review of Student Representation as well as the hard work and dedication of our Student Support Services team. All in all, it was a successful night for Stirling and demonstrated just how much of a difference we’re making locally and nationally.”
The university has developed a new microsite which provides information on sexual violence, consent as well as guidance for those who have been affected by sexual violence or anyone providing support to a friend, student or colleague .
There is also information on how to report an incident and how to access support.