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The University of Oxford is supporting Anti-Bullying Week, an annual UK-wide campaign which aims to raise awareness of bullying and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it.

Anti-Bullying Week 2015






The University decided to focus its activities on responsible bystanders. A responsible bystander, in line with the University’s policy on harassment, will:

  • Treat others with dignity and respect.
  • Discourage any form of harassment by making it clear that such behaviour is unacceptable.
  • Support any member of the University who feels they have been subject to harassment.

Find out below how you can get involved.

Two talks for Anti-bullying week

Dr Rachel Fenton – Bystander Intervention: Thursday 19 November 2015, 14.00

Dr Fenton is a Senior Lecturer in Law at UWE and is the Principal Investigator for the Public Health England-funded bystander intervention project

Dolly Sen – Respectful behaviour, unconscious bias awareness, equality and how they link with mental well-being: Tuesday 17 November 2015, 14.00

Dolly is an award-winning writer, artist, performer and filmmaker. Apart from her creative work, she speaks and trains on mental health. Her training and public speaking has taken her to the World Health Organisation in Geneva, the House of Lords, the Barbican, Guy’s Hospital, the Probation Service and over 100 charity, corporate and statutory organisations. She has made over 30 media appearances on TV, radio, online and in print.

Both talks will be held in the Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road. No booking required.

Poster competition for Anti-bullying Week

The Equality and Diversity Unit and the Department of Chemistry invite you to take part in a poster competition for Anti-Bullying Week which captures the theme ‘Responsible Bystander’.

Your design should incorporate the University logo and refer to the Harassment Advisory Service webpages. The winning design will be printed and distributed for notice boards across the collegiate University.

Please email your designs in PDF format, suitable for reproduction in A4, to by 20 November 2015.

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