Consultancy & training

Addressing sexual violence, harassment and misconduct (SVHM) in higher education is a rapidly developing area.

Recent guidance such as from Universities UK and Eversheds Sutherland has highlighted the need for specialist training for all those involved in receiving disclosures, reports, or handling cases of SVHM.

The 1752 Group bring particular expertise in staff-student SVHM, as well as responding to reports, case handling, and gender-based violence. Informed by our research as well as practitioner expertise from training developer Dr Kelly Prince, our training has been developed to meet, and exceed, current UK sector guidance from the Office for Students, Universities UK and Eversheds Sutherland.

Currently available in 2023: Half-day training for staff involved in handling staff-student sexual misconduct reports. An overview is available here. Please email for more information.

What do participants think of our training?

‘Really informative and engaging and it was really beneficial to read and discuss the case study’

‘Thought provoking and good to think about how to handle sexual misconduct cases effectively, as they are more sensitive and complex

‘The session was great, really informative with an open supportive style.’

Training in development

Training in development includes sessions for disciplinary panel members and investigators, events organisers, and for other staff who may end up involved in sexual misconduct reports. We are also developing sessions on professional boundaries, aimed at academic staff with a separate offer for postgraduate researchers.

We are also available for bespoke consultancy and strategic planning work with HEIs.

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