Teaching & Learning


What to do if your student reports sexual violence online 27 May

27 May 2021, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Two students wearing masks chatting on a park bench

Delivered by charity, Rape Crisis, learn about what you can do if your student tells you about an incident of sexual violence.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




UCL Arena Centre
020 3108 8937


This event will take place online.
Details and registration will be sent to you.
United Kingdom

Thursday 27 May 10:30 - 12:00

UCL Workplace Health are working with Rape Crisis and Survivors UK to deliver this session, which is open to all staff at UCL involved in supporting students.

The session will examine the myths and facts surrounding sexual violence, and discuss best practice in responding to disclosures and available referral pathways. The session will cover: 

Sexual Violence in Social Context

  • Awareness of how societal and institutional attitudes towards sexual violence can either inhibit or encourage disclosure
  • Locating sexual violence as a form of violence against women and girls

Sexual Violence Facts

  • Overview of the legal definition of consent

Best practice when responding to sexual violence:

  • Introduction to the empowerment model as best practice in supporting survivors of sexual violence
  • University response and internal support available for staff and student survivors
  • Specialist external sexual violence support services

After attending this session you will

  • understand the facts and myths around sexual violence
  • know the best practice approach to disclosures of sexual violence
  • know where to refer students and what pathways are available to students who have experienced sexual violence.

Who should attend

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff who has any contact with students.

Personal Tutors will find this session particularly useful.