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Active Bystander Intervention Course

About the course

The Active Bystander Intervention course explores our role as active bystander within the University community. The course covers:

  • Our role in building a community and what our community values look like in practice.
  • Spotting the signs of unacceptable behaviours like bullying and domestic violence.
  • How we identify and interpret behaviour as unacceptable, and why people may fail to.
  • Shifting problematic beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours through safe and effective interventions as an active bystander.
  • The barriers to becoming an active bystander, and how we can overcome them.
  • Effective intervention strategies for a wide range of scenarios, including sexual violence, harassment, and hate.

The course is delivered across five 2-hour in-person interactive sessions, each of which includes a 10 minute break. Participants must attend at least four of the five sessions to complete the course.

The course is not assessed, and there are no assignments to complete, but active participation is required within each sessions.

The course is taught by experienced tutors within the Community Values Education Programme team. Course groups generally consist of 25-35 students and one or two tutors.

Why take part?

Taking part in the course is a positive way to contribute to efforts to build a community that embodies our values, tackling issues such as sexual violence, misconduct, and abuse. Participating also supports the development of leadership, communication and listening skills.

The course is HEAR accredited and participation will be added to your transcript.

All students who complete the course receive a digital certificate of completion.

The course also has two core skills points associated with it for the Warwick Award. 

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Register for the course

Course dates for 2023/24 will open soon. Courses start in Term 2 but registration will open in advance.

Meet the team

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Preview course content

Read an overview of the content within each session of the course.