Speak Up! Stand Up!

Your Union (that’s us) believe that everyone has the right to live, work and study in an environment free from the fear of harassment or violence.

The 'Speak Up! Stand Up!' campaign is a collaboration between the University and the University of Manchester Students’ Union. It aims to empower people to take action against harassment, hate crime and sexual violence.

Have you witnessed abuse but not said anything? It is everyone’s responsibility to stand up for each other in some way or another, and that is what “Speak Up! Stand Up!” is all about.

The campaign uses a variety of activities to help people explore the issues and develop skills and confidence to safely take action. It encourages everyone to.

We can all do something if we witness problematic behaviour.

If you witness problematic behaviour don’t be a bystander Speak Up! Stand Up! Call it out and report it.

The University’s Report and Support Platform allows you to report something anonymously or report it and get support from an advisor.

The campaign includes:

  • Speak Up Stand Up. A campus wide communications campaign.
  • Be the Change. A series of active bystander training sessions and online modules.
  • Diversity Champions. A pilot with Champions in Schools to encourage young people to be active bystanders.

Find out how to get involved.

You can find out more about the University's Policy and Guidance

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