Find The Right Blend

Initiatives

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.

Initiatives:

For this campaign, we will be adopting a student-centred approach to ensure this work meets students’ needs and expectations. This includes:

  • Student feedback
  • Qualitative research and exploration of the barriers and challenges that students experience in accessing support for sexual harassment, sexual assault, mental health and wellbeing and in dealing with instances of inappropriate behaviour. This will be utilised to measure the reach and effectiveness of the campaign.

Reducing the Prevalence Culture

The following measures aim to create a fair, safe and well university community by:

  • Implementation of mandatory Consent Matters online training in 2019 for Clubs and Societies executive members
  • Offering free SASH face-to-face training to student leaders and relevant Clubs and Societies executive members. This training will assist them in identifying, preventing, reporting and responding to sexual assault and harassment.
  • Continuing to create and distribute emergency contact cards for students
    Hosting events to engage students in a dialogue about how we can work together to create a fair, safe and well university community
  • Continuing to promote our advocacy service as a free, independent and impartial service that students can access to seek support
  • Providing regular student and staff communications to inform our community of campaign updates and reinforce access to support services.
  • Offering free MHFA training to student leaders and relevant Clubs and Societies executive members. This training will assist them in identifying, preventing, reporting and responding to mental health and wellbeing matters.
  • Offering free cultural competency training to student leaders and relevant Clubs and Societies executive members. This training will assist them in identifying, preventing, reporting and responding to instances of discrimination.
  • Running events which promote the rights of students on campus and in the wider community.
  • Creating merchandise which raises awareness of our messaging and the relevant support services available.
  • Encouraging all students to complete the Consent Matters online module