Labour Research December 2016

Health & Safety Matters

Combating violence

Lecturers’ union the UCU has welcomed a new report calling for universities to do more to combat violence and harassment on campus. 

Changing the culture: report of the Universities UK taskforce examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students has been published by the Universities UK body of vice-chancellors.

The UCU said that the report is a timely reminder for all universities to revisit policies in these areas and prioritise work that keeps staff and students safe. It highlighted online abuse as an area requiring urgent attention.