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Sexual violence task group

This task group on sexual violence in tertiary education is the first of a range of member-led task groups which the general secretary pledged to create in her election manifesto. Each task group will have between 6-12 members.

Task group members will operate together, alongside UCU staff, and liaise with elected representatives to inform and develop UCU's organising and campaigning. This task group will run for six months with members carrying out their duties flexibly 3.5 hours a week. Members will meet remotely or in person every six weeks.

From 118 applications, twelve members and a chair have been selected to serve on the sexual violence task group.

Given the subject matter of the task group we have taken the decision to allow task group members to remain anonymous for the duration of the task group if they wish to. We have a duty to recognise and mitigate against the harassment that is often experienced by people who work in this area.

The task group will commence in September.

Last updated: 28 August 2020