Bystander Intervention Training - Autumn 2019

This year, Student Support is running a variety of workshops in Bystander Intervention training in the autumn term.

  • Tue 22 Oct - Wed 4 Dec 19


  • Colchester Campus

    Tuesdays sessions will take place in 6.101, Wednesdays sessions will take place in TC2.10

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Training workshops - Autumn 2019

Bringing in the Bystander® is a bystander intervention workshop with a robust evidence-base.

Rather than focusing strictly on the roles of perpetrator and victim, the highly interactive Bringing in The Bystander® curriculum uses a community responsibility approach. It teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence or stalking may be occurring or where there may be a risk that it will occur.

Watch the #ItEndsNow videos on YouTube

Sexual violence

Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity, including rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. It can be perpetrated by a stranger or by someone known and even trusted, including a friend, a colleague, family member, partner or ex-partner.


These workshops will help students, academics, professional services staff and community members to:

  • Identify behaviours on a continuum of violence
  • Develop empathy for those who have experienced violence
  • Practise safe and appropriate intervention skills
  • Commit to intervene before, during and after an incident of sexual abuse, relationship violence or stalking occurs

The Essex Equality pages have more information.

These training sessions will run in the Autumn term between 16 October and 4 December 2019:

every Tuesday 6.00pm-8.00pm taking place in 6.101

every Wednesday at 12.30pm-2.30pm and 3.00pm-5.00pm taking place in TC2.10

You only have to book onto one session, but doing so can help you to help many others around our university.

Book your place