Thank you for your interest in attending the Active Bystander Intervention course.
ALL COURSES ARE NOW CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS.
Our team works in partnership with the Students' Union (SU) during Term 3 to ensure two executive committee members from each Society and four executive committee members from each Sports club attend the Active Bystander Intervention course. This partnership has been incredibly important to help further equip student leaders with more skills, knowledge, and confidence to address sexual misconduct and abuse on campuses.
Although most of the courses on offer in Term 3 are therefore tailored to meet the needs of executive committee members, we do still offer a choice of two courses that are open to non-exec UG and PGT students who may be interested in taking part.
All courses now start in week 6 of Term 1 (and will go ahead on Bank holidays).
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Is this course for me? The course is relevant to UG and PGT students of all backgrounds and life experiences. PGRs can attend if they are joining in their capacity as exec-committee members. The Active Bystander approach is a community-focused intervention. The more people that take part, the more impact it could have. The sessions are delivered in a workshop style. You'll explore the theory and practical application of the active bystander approach, explore the role you might play in addressing sexual misconduct, review scenarios and practice interventions, discuss consent, and explore social norms, among other activities.
- I'm nervous about attending as I don't know anyone. Most other participants won't know anyone either and it could be a nice way to meet new people. The tutors aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment, but if you would like to speak to your tutor beforehand about any worries or concerns, they will be happy to do this.
- Can I attend in Term 3 if I am non-exec? Yes, you have a choice of two courses (one option in the first half of term 3 and another option in the second half of term 3). Courses for non-exec students are made clear on the booking form.
- What is the commitment? The course is 5-sessions held over 5 consecutive weeks. Each session is 2 hours. There is no exam or coursework involved.
- Are the courses delivered in-person or online? We have just added a new online group starting in week 6, Thursdays 9-11am with Sam. The second online group starting in week 6 - Tuesdays 6-8pm - is now full. All other groups are in-person. Active participation is required in either format and cameras/mics are required for the online group.
- How many people are in each session? The group size is expected to be about 15-25 people, and you stay with the same group throughout. There may be some smaller groups too.
- What if I have a clash for a session? The sessions are not recorded. If you need to swap a session or are unable to make a session, please email Puja.Laporte@warwick.ac.uk to discuss switching to another group for the session you cannot attend.
- What if my session is on a bank holiday? Courses will go ahead on upcoming bank holidays.
- Who are the course tutors? The tutors are trained and experienced in delivering this specific content. The tutors come from a mix of backgrounds and life experiences and are all passionate about improving the student experience. Meet the facilitatorsLink opens in a new window.
- What support will I get? We understand that the course content may be upsetting to some participants, and we offer a range of support and signposting options. The culture of the course is non-judgemental, supportive, and is an environment of learning.
- Does my department support my involvement? All departments are aware of this course and support student participation.
- Will I receive accreditation? UG students receive HEAR accreditation and all participants receive a certificate of participation upon completion.
- What happens after I register? You will receive a welcome email with information about next steps, a full list of your session dates, the room location information, and other key details.
For Sports clubs and Societies members only:
- The groups will consist of students from different clubs and societies to allow you to learn from others.
- Students from one club or society are encouraged to attend different courses (if possible) to allow others to learn from your experiences and for you to learn from others.
- For Sports clubs, the President, Welfare Officer, Social Secretary, and Captain should attend. If this is not possible, please explain why in the comment box on the booking form and state who can attend from the exec committee. If you are in one of these roles and you already attended a full course in Term 2, you still need to complete the form and state that you already attended in the comment box. Your participation will be checked and recorded.
- For Societies, the President and Welfare Officer should attend. If this is not possible, please explain why in the comment box on the booking form and state who can attend from the exec committee. If you are in one of these roles and you already attended a full course in Term 2, you still need to complete the form and state that you already attended in the comment box. Your participation will be checked and recorded.
- Registration and attendance figures will be shared with the SU.