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Introduction to Active Bystander workshop

New students

All new Warwick students (UG and PGT) are expected to attend a one-hour 'Introduction to Active Bystander' workshop organised through your department and facilitated by the Community Values Education Programme (CVEP). Check your timetable for details. The workshop was co-created with students and explores what it means for students to uphold our shared Warwick values, through practical examples and techniques.

Of the 452 students who completed the workshop feedback form in 2022/23:

  • 95% would recommend the workshop to a friend or peer.
  • 92% agreed that they had developed new or additional confidence as an active bystander.
  • 93% agreed that they had developed new or additional skills as an active bystander.
  • Many students shared positive feedback about the delivery style and format.
  • Many students were pleased to see Warwick's investment in this work.

Participants will be off camera and on mute, but participate using interactive voting software.

If you've already attended a workshop and did not have a chance to completed the feedback form, complete the form nowLink opens in a new window (it is a short, 2 minute survey).

We ACT logo and poster - 'Be an Active Bystander'

Full Active Bystander Course

The full Active Bystander Intervention course is open to UG and PGT students and is signposted at the end of the workshop. Register to be alerted to the next set of course dates.

"I didn’t think I needed this. Nonetheless [tutor] was very, very informative. I was so engrossed and engaged - the hour felt like 5 minutes!"

- Warwick student feedback.

"I personally believe this is really, really important at university. This kind of education is what makes a difference in communities. Everyone should do it."

- Warwick student feedback.

    Staff and departments

    • Book your workshop: If you have not yet arranged your workshop, please email . UG and PGT student workshops are running between Welcome Week and week 5.
    • Communicating your workshop: Suggested wording and digital assets are available to support you communicate your workshop to your students.
    • Learn more about the We Act initiative: Resources and activities to support the development of knowledge, skills and confidence as active bystanders.
    • Athena Swan: Include information about the workshop in your department's Athena Swan submission.