Claire Humble, Head of safety, security and facilities at Teesside University, one of our Founder Member universities, describes some of the successful strategies available to universities. It is fantastic to see one of our Founder Members featured as a university who is working tirelessly to improve student safety. Being a Founder Member of ProtectED has put them ahead of other universities as they have already been working to improve student safety, security and wellbeing.
The Sun has revealed - A NEW crackdown on 'rape culture' at universities is to be ordered. It comes amid fears that some of Britain’s most hallowed institutions are failing to protect their students. The Office for Students - is also urging a Review sexual misconduct and harassment policies by this summer. Sexism and Sexual violence are massive topics in the news at the moment, but this is something that has been highlighted by ProtectED, along with Georgina Calvert-Lee,
On Thursday 01 April 2021 at 11.00 GMT, we held our first ProtectED Reflections webinar of 2021, University security, after Covid - The lasting impact of lockdown on the delivery and perception of university security — Positive lessons and challenges for a student service We were very pleased to welcome our speakers for this event: Oliver Curran – Deputy Security Manager at UCL, London Regional Chair at AUCSO and Board Member at Security Commonwealth William McMahon – Head o
Sexism and Sexual violence are massive topics in the news at the moment, but this topic when it comes to universities is something that has been in the press frequently, ProtectED along with Georgina Calvert-Lee, McAllister Olivarius and The 1752 Group have been championing change within universities. It is a shame that universities are still not taking this as serious as they should be. Here is a powerful piece from the Guardian featuring Georgina Calvert-Lee, McAllister Oli
With an ongoing global pandemic, university support services are as salient as ever. With the majority of students studying remotely, and others finding themselves restricted to their hall's bedrooms, most students are facing a degree of social isolation. With first year students likely to be away from home for the first time, adapting to life away from established support networks leaves them particularly vulnerable and zoom calls are no substitute for typical socialising, s
The Office for Students has looked into the support given to students who have experience of care. Going to university can transform the lives of students who spent time in local authority care as children. There are government schemes in place to support them and universities and colleges are identifying various ways to help them find the support and stability they need, but there is further work to be done. This brief by the Office for Students looks at the obstacles these
After attending our ProtectED Reflections on 1st April, University security, after Covid - The lasting impact of lockdown on the delivery and perception of university security — Positive lessons and challenges for a student service. Mark Rowe from Professional Security Magazine has written an interesting piece on the event, read the full piece here.