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UCL joins award-winning student safety and wellbeing initiative

University College London (UCL) was today announced as the latest Founder Member of ProtectED, the award-winning national initiative aiming to raise standards in student safety, security and wellbeing across the higher education sector. As an early adopter, UCL is now the sixth ProtectED Founder Member institution. The first twelve universities joining ProtectED are awarded Founder Member status and will help steer the development of the initiative over the coming years. As one of the largest higher education institutions in the sector, UCL's membership brings the experience of over 40,000 students from 150 different countries within the remit of ProtectED. UCL is the first of the Russell Gr

The Guardian: Universities could lose funding if they fail to tackle harassment

Another interesting piece in The Guardian that covers something ProtectED is passionate about, Harassment and Sexual assault this is one of the areas we cover in our code of practice for universities. Universities could face losing their status, including public funding, if they fail to improve how they tackle harassment and sexual misconduct, under proposals from the higher education watchdog for England. Read the full article here

The Guardian: Call for universities to stop keeping students and parents in dark on crime stats

Interesting article in the Guardian on university crime stats, with insights from ProtectED's Trevor Jones Salford University's chief security officer and Andrew Wootton Director of ProtectED. Andrew Wootton, Director of ProtectED “The bigger issue is how universities prevent these problems. More than two-thirds of students are under 24, so that means huge numbers of young people away from home for the first time. Universities need to make sure they are giving them the best advice and support.” Read the full article here

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