Find The Right Blend

Creating a safe, fair and well university community

The Tasmania University Union is committed to the creation of a fair, safe and well university community. In advocating for such a community, in February 2019 we will be launching the ‘Find the Right Blend: Creating a safe, fair and well university community’ campaign.

The Tasmania University Union has developed the ‘Find the Right Blend: Creating a safe, fair and well university community’ to open up a dialogue and encourage everyone who is part of our campus community to take a moment and consider how we can work together in creating a fair, safe and well university community over a cup of coffee.

This campaign is focussed on creating sustainable cultural change which focuses on three core areas, those are:

  • Safety
  • Fairness, and
  • Wellbeing

Change, whether it is a national movement or within our community, is not just achieved by the famous, the politicians, or the activists – it’s created by all of us.

Reporting on Campus – Incorporating SaFCU

The University of Tasmania has zero tolerance for sexual harassment and sexual assault and is proactive in its commitment to creating an inclusive study and work environment, free from harassment, discrimination and bullying. If you are sexually assaulted or harassed whilst studying at UTas, whether on or off campus, know that assistance is available.

The University has policies in place to report incidents in line with State and Federal legislation.

  • About SaFCU

Furthermore, the University’s Counselling Service can provide continued support which may include counselling and assistance to negotiate your studies.

Please note your information will remain confidential, however, there are some circumstances where it may become necessary to disclose some information. These include if you are at risk to yourself, there is risk to others, or it involves a person under the age of 16.

What do we hope to achieve from this campaign?

Throughout this campaign we aspire to make the University of Tasmania a place where students from all backgrounds can openly talk about how we can create a safe, fair and well university community and where we can support students from the outset with any concerns they may have pertaining to student safety, fairness and wellbeing. We also hope to provide students with preventative measures before they reach a stage of crisis.

Throughout this campaign, we will be:

  • Lobbying

We will be lobbying the University to ensure the range of support that the University provides is appropriate and sufficient to meet the rising demand of the student population.

  • Awareness-Raising

We will be trying to raise awareness of issues pertaining to student safety, fairness and wellbeing.

  • Techniques

We hope that by making people more aware of matters pertaining to student safety, fairness and wellbeing, that they will be better able to apply strategies and techniques to support themselves and others to be safe and well while at university.