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Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

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Supporting Survivors of Rape and Sexual Violence


This course is aimed to increase your understanding of the issues surrounding disclosures of sexual assault and harassment of students, the support available locally and the new University Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Procedures.

Norah Al-Ani, Director of Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre will deliver a presentation on:

  • Prevalence, definitions and the Legal Framework
  • Attitudes to rape and sexual violence
  • Effects and impacts of sexual violence
  • Barriers to disclosure, barriers to reporting
  • Working with and supporting survivors
  • Sources of support

Amy O’Leary, University Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor will provide information on:

  • How the service can support students
  • How the service can provide consultation and support to staff working with students who have experienced sexual violence
  • How to access the service

Sarah d'Ambrumenil will report on:

  • The university new Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Procedures
Target audience

All staff and students, especially Tutors and welfare staff in colleges or University staff working directly with students, who may receive disclosures of sexual assault or rape.


Read the student and staff disclosure guidelines:

There is no need to have read the Procedure for handling cases of Harassment and Sexual Misconduct prior to attending this course. However, if you are interested, you can access the University policies here:




2 hours

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