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Sexual Health Awareness Week

Sexual Health Awareness Week – November 2009


Research Poster Project Fund




Sexual Health Awareness Week (SHAW 2009) is a project by students for students. It aims at offering information and bringing about action but it also encourages and supports reflection, responses, and wider intellectual debate about the history of student health and its politics.

 As part of the week, we are looking for innovative and creative research proposals from any discipline, related in some way to the issues surrounding sexual health.


Some ideas might be:

  • Exploring the archives for sexual health activism at Warwick in the 80s-90s
  • Oral histories or ethnographies of sexual health experiences or activism
  • Creative documentation of students’ attitudes to sexual health
  • Visual responses to debates or issues linked to sexual health
  • The impact of poor sexual health provisions on developing countries
  • Drama productions/workshops examining the effect of STIs in relationships


One particular research project we will be running will attempt to interview and then record the oral histories of legendary sexual health activists who will also be coming to campus to talk about their campaigning experiences. Please indicate in your proposal if this project appeals to you.


Students interested should send a short paragraph (no more than 300 words) outlining their ideas/potential proposals to:


Full support and funding will be given. Successful candidates will produce an A1 poster documenting their research along with any other necessary formats of documentation. Successful candidates will begin work over the summer and produce their poster at the start of November 2009.


Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 19th June (end of Week 9)



> For more information, find the Facebook group (‘Sexual Health Awareness Week (SHAW 2009)’) or send an email with questions or queries to the above address.