On the 12th January 2014, the Union of UEA Students launched a new campaign, led by the Welfare, Community and Diversity Officer, Holly Staynor, and Women’s Officer, Dolly Ogunrinde. The Never OK campaign, which focuses on creating a campus safe from sexual harassment, uses visuals that are set to challenge the perception of sexual harassment on campus.
In tandem with the campaign, the Good Night Out project was also launched at the Returners’ LCR club night on Saturday. This follows on from a one-day workshop in which 200 members of student bar staff, security and managers received new training to ensure students have safe, harassment-free nights out. The hope is that students will feel safe approaching staff and knowing that their incident will be dealt with the upmost respect.
Later in the semester, the campaign will invite clubs and society committee members to take part in consent workshops in relation with the Dean of Students to further expand the initiative.