Your Voice

One In Three

22-28 January

1 in 3 women students in the UK will experience sexual assault at university and 1 in 7 women students will experience a serious sexual assault at university.

When we think about the university experience, we tend to concentrate on the positives; the parties, the amazing people we meet, achievements inside and outside the classroom, and all of the experiences that help us grow into outstanding graduates. However, for a staggeringly large portion of our campus community, sexual violence and harassment forms just as much a part of the university experience as those things that we choose to put in college prospectuses.

At Royal Holloway we try to do our best to look out for each other and keep each other safe, so this week, and going forward, we stand with the survivors of sexual assault against gendered and sexual violence.


Resource Hub


Events

Postcard Stall
22nd January 11am - 2pm
Davison Building
We will be talking to students about our lobbying plan and asking them to contribute their own ideas/reasons why it’s an important element of the welfare agenda.
Craft And Care: T-Shirt Decorating
22nd January 6pm - 8pm
Tommy's Lounge
Have yourself a chill self-care night and craft t-shirts to be used in the art installation. All materials will be provided.
Hidden Voices: Identity and Sexual Assault
23rd January 6:30pm - 8pm
Bourne Lecture Theatre 1
Intersectional panel discussing how the act and stigma of sexual assault and rape culture affect different people of different identities and how we can all work to support survivors beyond the mainstream movement.
Postcard Stall
24th January 11am - 2pm
Davison Building
We will be talking to students about our lobbying plan and asking them to contribute their own ideas/reasons why it’s an important element of the welfare agenda.
Documentary Screening
24th January 1pm - 3pm
WINN-004
Documentary screening with the Women's Network.
Everything You Think You Know About Sexual Assault
24th January 9pm - 2am
SU Main Hall
Going on a night out? Join us for a quick mythbusters game!
Bystander Intervention Workshop
25th January 4pm - 5pm
Tommy's Lounge
Workshop aiming to equip attendees with the tools to help them proactively look after their friends and peers, and how they can support in the aftermath of an assault.

Support Links

Emergency Contacts

*On campus Call the police immediately on 999 (or 112 on a mobile)
Off campus Call the police immediately on 999 (or 112 on a mobile).

If you need urgent medical treatment, call for an ambulance:

*On campus Call for an ambulance immediately on 999 (or 112 on a mobile)
Off campus Call for an ambulance immediately on 999 (or 112 on a mobile).

*Alert Security on 01784 443888 or go to the 24 hr Security service at Founder’s Reception.
Security need to know that the emergency services have been called so that they can direct the police/ambulance to the right place on campus when they arrive.

Support on Campus

Welfare at Support & Advisory Services 01784 443394 / welfare@royalholloway.ac.uk
A member of core Welfare Staff is also on call every night and can be contacted by Security or through the Halls Life team.
Student Counselling 01784 443128 / counselling@royalholloway.ac.uk

Continuing Support

Samaritans 116 123
Support and advice available 24hrs a day.
Nightline 020 7631 0101
Confidential advice for students available 6pm – 8am every night of term.
Rape Crisis 0808 802 9999
Support for females who suffer sexual violence available 12pm-2.30pm, 7pm -9.30pm any day and also 3.30pm – 5.30pm on weekdays.
Survivors UK 0845 122 1201
Support for males who suffer sexual violence available Monday and Tuesday 7pm to 9.30pm and Thursday 12pm to 2.30pm or webchat Monday to Friday 10.30am to 9pm, Sat – Sun 10am to 6pm.
Victim Support 0845 30 30 900
Practical and emotional help and support for victims of crime available weekdays 8am - 8pm and Saturday 8pm - Monday 8am.
Survivors Network www.survivorsnetwork.org.uk/content/helpline
Survivors Network offer two helplines, one staffed by female volunteers for self-identifying women, and a helpline staffed by trans volunteers for trans, non-binary, or questioning people needing support and advice.