Events and training

We would like our whole community here at Keele to be involved in our campaign to tackle sexual violence. Whether you're a student or a staff member, everyone has a role to play and can be a part of the conversation.

The university works to raise awareness of the important issue of sexual and domestic violence through supporting key national campaigns.

Teams from the sexual and domestic violence prevention and support teams will be delivering events during No More Week. Please see the Keele App for full details of events taking place.

As part of our commitment to adopt a whole institution approach to supporting and tackling sexual violence, we have developed a workshop to provide guidance to staff who may find themselves taking a disclosure of sexual violence from a student. The session is based on guidance from USVReact.

Participants will learn:

  • Understanding of what constitutes sexual violence and consent.​
  • Awareness of a person's trauma response to sexual violence.​
  • Knowledge of rape myths and victim blaming.​
  • Barriers to and reasons for disclosure.​
  • Skills needed to take a disclosure of sexual assault.​
  • How to take notes which may later be part of a criminal prosecution​.​
  • Onward referral options​.​
  • How to take care of own wellbeing when working in this context.

You can book to attend a session via Keele People. Workshops for the 2023/24 academic year will take place at the following times:

Thursday 26 October 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00

Wednesday 7 February 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

Monday 29 April - 14:00 to 16:00

If you would like to discuss a bespoke training session for your whole team, please email

Being an active bystander means that we don’t stand by when we witness troubling behaviour; instead we strive to take action and ensure that Keele continues to feel like a safe, fun and accepting place to be.

Troubling behaviour might include homophobic, racist or sexist jokes, or discrimination; or taking advantage of a power imbalance, like status, size or level of inebriation. Power dynamics are often involved in cases of sexual violence, relationship violence, bullying or harassment.

We want our students to feel confident in challenging these types of behaviour, or otherwise intervening safely and effectively. For more information on being an active bystander, and how a situation can be changed, watch this 8 minute video from the Who are you? campaign from New Zealand.

If you are an academic and would like to discuss how to incorporate an active bystander session into your course, please email

What is sexual violence? An overview of the topic.
Consent An important starting point to understand the issue of gender based violence.
Relationships Guidance on how to maintain healthy relationships and signs of unhealthy behaviours from a partner.
Stalking and Harassment Information on signs to look out for and guidance from the police on how to protect yourself.
Myth Busting This resource share facts that aim to counter the many sexual violence myths that society perpetuates.

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