The project consists of 4 phases, as follows:
Further details regarding each phase can be found below.
This included convening a Steering Group which had oversight for project work and was responsible for ensuring appropriate research was carried out. The Steering Group was constituted of five members of staff and four student leaders and had their first meeting in June 2018.
The Steering Group approved a research brief to include development of a survey, holding of focus groups and workshops (if practicable), and surveying those university and student groups who provide support to understand the frequency and types of contacts they receive. The purpose of the research was to better understand the experiences of members of the university community to help inform reporting mechanisms, responses protocols and interventions, and support tools.
This included the convening of the Engagement Group (formerly known as Task & Finish Group) comprised of students and staff tasked with utilising the knowledge gained through the research from Phase One to tackle:
The Engagement Group had responsibility for:
This consisted of piloting the reporting tool and the programme of support and intervention with review, evaluation and monitoring designed by the Steering Group and completed by the Engagement Group.
Case management responsibilities will sit with the EDI Officer, who will report to the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
This involved the creation of a report designed to share the findings and outcomes of the piloted programmes; which will be shared widely among various groups / institutions (such as the Hate Crime Catalyst Fund Network and other HEs and regional FEs) and other stakeholders.