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What to do if you experience Sexual Violence or Abuse…

Posted on 3 February 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

It’s Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week, 4-10 February and time to reaffirm that NO student should experience sexual violence or abuse! The Disclosure Response Team are here to support you and advise on your options should you choose to report… Immediately after an incident it is normal to feel shock, pain, anger, numbness and
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What is Sexual Violence?

Posted on 3 February 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

It’s Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week, 4-10 February, and the perfect opportunity to remind students that Cardiff University has a zero tolerance policy for violence and abuse.  Please read on for more information about sexual violence and how to access support. The term “sexual violence” is an an all-encompassing, non-legal term that refers
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Am I in a Toxic Relationship?

Posted on 23 October 2018 by Your Student Life, Supported

Are you in a happy and healthy relationship? Take the quiz…  In a healthy relationship, both partners will share power and control equally. You should feel safe and secure in your relationship. Here are some key characteristics of a healthy, loving relationship… 1. Mutual respect You respect each other just the way you are. You
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How to Support a Friend Experiencing Relationship Abuse

Posted on 23 October 2018 by Your Student Life, Supported

Watching a friend experience relationship abuse can be scary and frustrating. You may feel like you have no control of the situation and are unsure how to help… You may want to consider the following advice on how to offer support: It is important that the person feels that they are believed. Make sure that
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How to help create a safe campus culture – become an Empowered Bystander…

Posted on 23 October 2018 by Your Student Life, Supported

As a student of Cardiff University, we hope that you’ll play your part in creating a safe campus culture. Acting as an Empowered Bystander is easy and can have a huge impact.  What is the Bystander Effect? The Bystander Effect is a psychological phenomenon where you are less likely to receive or give aid when
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Do you know what true consent should sound like?

Posted on 18 October 2018 by Your Student Life, Supported

True consent should sound like a clear, enthusiastic consensual ‘yes’ from both individuals, and they should have the freedom and capacity to give their consent. Here’s our advice on how to gain consent from a sexual partner…             If someone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, unconscious or
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Have you been affected by violence?

Posted on 17 October 2018 by Your Student Life, Supported

Cardiff University is aware of how violence and abuse affects students, and is committed to addressing these issues. A violent crime is when someone physically hurts or threatens to hurt someone, and also includes crimes where a weapon is used. The police will record a crime as violent if the offender clearly intended or intends
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Are you a student who has been affected by violence or abuse? Meet our Disclosure Response Team…

Posted on 17 October 2018 by Your Student Life, Supported

Cardiff University is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for students. The Disclosure Response Team is here to support you. Violence and abuse can take many different forms.  We strongly advise that you read through all the information available to you by searching ‘Violence and Abuse’ on the Intranet before submitting a report. This will
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Online Harassment: It’s Not a Game

Posted on 16 October 2018 by Your Student Life, Supported

Cardiff University has a zero tolerance policy for violence and abuse. We are committed to educating and preventing against violence and abuse on campus. Please read on for more information about online harassment and accessing support. Social networking has the power to bring people together from all corners of the world. It has a great
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