Common Good

 
 

Peer to Peer Sexual Violence Awareness

Students are trained by Rape Crisis Glasgow to deliver workshops to fellow GCU students, focused on raising awareness of sexual violence.

Opportunity to develop the following Common Good Attributes
Active and global citizenship
Confidence
Responsible leadership
What’s involved?
Students who take part will have a better awareness of sexual and gender based violence and will be able to share this information with both the GCU community and wider community. They will also have an understanding of bystander intervention which will make a positive difference in communities as students will understanding when to intervene in a difficult situation.

Students are trained by Rape Crisis Glasgow to deliver workshops to fellow GCU students, focused on raising awareness of sexual violence. The training includes

- Plenty of time for discussions, sharing ideas and learning from each other
- What sexual violence is, and what the different forms are
- The impacts of sexual violence
- An overview of the criminal justice process
- How the media reports on sexual violence
- How to respond if someone discloses sexual violence during a workshop, and support and referral pathways at your university
- Working with groups and responding to tricky questions
- Consent and bystander approaches
- Practice facilitating the activities you would deliver
- Participating students will take part in 4 days of training (29th Aug-1st Sept) and will then be asked to deliver workshops across the coming academic year. The number students deliver will be based on availability.
What are the benefits of taking part in this activity/opportunity for participating students?
The training encourages community ownership and engagement. They will develop a range of skills which will be beneficial in all aspects of life e.g. leadership, presentation, group work and they will also develop confidence Delivering the workshops will be fantastic experience and something that would be great on a CV. Students will be able to develop empathy with survivors of sexual violence and create a supportive ethos. They will have an understanding of sexual violence as cause and consequence of gender inequality. They will have the ability to constructively challenge unhelpful attitudes, without being antagonistic.
Which School or department delivers/ supports this activity?
Students’ Association
Student Wellbeing Service
Which students can participate in this activity?
All students
Contact
Name: Rachel Simpson
Role: Student President
Department/School: GCU Students’ Association
Telephone: 0141 331 3652
Other: https://www.facebook.com/GCUstudents/