Zero ToleranceWe believe that sexual misconduct is never OK. We want to make sure that all our students can work and learn in a safe environment, and that’s exactly what our Zero Tolerance campaign aims to do.
Zero Tolerance is our University-wide campaign to prevent any form of hate crime, sexual violence and misconduct of any kind on our campuses and in our communities.
It’s all about making Edinburgh Napier a safer and more equal place to work and study for all our students and staff.
Sexual misconduct is an issue affecting all aspects of society and we want to make sure that it’s not a part of uni life.
You can help to make the university a safer place by signing up to free online training, educate yourself about consent, and if you’ve been subjected to any form of misconduct, please consider reporting it to us.
Be a part of something really important and help make a difference.
The Consent Collective
We have teamed up with The Consent Collective who specialise in helping communities talk about sexual harassment, sexual violence and domestic abuse. Together we will be working to help make the University a safer place by making sure that our students and staff know what is appropriate behaviour and what definitely isn’t.
All students and staff are provided with free access to the member’s area of their website. There you can access videos that help you learn about how to get consent without making things awkward, understand more about sexual harassment, and find out how to support people who have experienced sexual violence. You can also learn how to become an active bystander in your community.
Once you sign up for free membership using your university email address you'll find out about events that will be hosted on campus and access a range of videos with advice to support you. The Consent Collective will be hosting a series of events online and on campus. These are free to attend and will be publicised in the student newsletter you receive fortnightly by email and will also be promoted on the University’s social media accounts.
What to do if you’re a survivor of any form of hate crime or misconduct - Report and Support
The University is committed to supporting students who have experienced or been affected by any form of hate crime, sexual violence or misconduct. We will not tolerate these behaviours within the University community and will take the appropriate action regarding those who commit it.
These guidelines are intended as a starting point for you to think about the support you need and how to access it.
Sexual assault and harassment guidelines for survivors.
It’s really important that anyone subjected to any form of hate crime, bullying, harassment, or sexual misconduct can confidently report it and know that they can get support within the University. That’s why we have created an online space, called Report and Support, where anyone who is subjected to any inappropriate behaviour can tell the University.
If you’re a survivor of misconduct of any kind and want the University to support you, please use Report and Support. It’s how the University can understand that there is a problem and the quickest way for us to help you.
How you can get involved
The best thing you can do is educate yourself and tell your friends at uni about The Consent Collective. The more people who see the videos and learn about the subject, the safer Edinburgh Napier will be. If you are a member of a society or a sports club, make sure that this is something that every member knows about.
When The Consent Collective visit the campus, make sure you take the chance to hear from them. They’re true experts in this area and have worked with thousands of other students and can really help.
Share our content online
We all know that social media is the quickest and easiest way to promote information, and you can really help us tell people about this by sharing what we post. We’ll be raising awareness of Zero Tolerance on all of our social media accounts, so please help us make the noise louder.
You can also take our online course called Consent Matters. Available on Moodle the course covers topics
- That will help you to understand consent and why it matters so much
- How to be clear in your communication about consent and to understand and be clear about your boundaries
- How to look out for yourself and others
Where to reach out for support if needed
The course will help you to understand sexual consent and promote positive change in the university community. We are encouraging all our students to complete this course as we think this will make a positive contribution to the efforts being made across society to tackle and prevent sexual violence and misconduct.
Consent Matters is a fully interactive and evidence-based course covering the areas of sexual consent, communication and relationships, and bystander intervention.
Get in touch – email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved with the campaign.