What we all love about Keele is our sense of community. We care about what happens on our campuses, and we want to ensure that everyone, whoever they are, whatever they study or wherever they live, feels safe, supported and accepted.
We know though that not everyone says or does things that are right. People can offend, they can take advantage and they can cause harm. We might see somebody being disrespectful to a fellow student or hear homophobic, racist, sexist or transphobic jokes. We might witness somebody being bullied or sexually assaulted.
#NeverOK is a campaign that aims to end all forms of violence and discriminatory behaviour, including rape, sexual assault, racism, ableism, ageism, homophobia and transphobia. Everyone has the right to live and study in a safe and supportive environment.
We're making a commitment to take a stand against violence and discriminatory behaviour. Because it's #NeverOK.
We've recently partnered with StopHateUK, a charity that supports people who have witnessed/experienced a hate crime or incident. Find out more about StopHateUK and how to report a hate crime to them.
Campaigning for #NeverOK
#NeverOK is a staple campaign for the union and university. We are always looking for societies, sports teams and students to get involved and boost the message of #NeverOk wherever they can.
interested in supporting the #NeverOk campaign? Get in touch with us at Su.firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaigning can be anything from hosting a stall on campus, to holding a fundraiser ball!
How Your SU and University Can Help:
If you have experienced/witnessed harassment, violence or a hate crime during your time at Keele your Students' Union and Student Services are here to support you.
You can get in touch with us through the following:
Your SU: email@example.com
Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in immediate danger or witness a violent incident, call the police on 999.
Why Should You Report?
It lets us help you: through guiding you to relevant support networks, and putting in place support at Keele University we can help see that this experience doesn't jeopardise your education and life.
It helps others: Reporting an incident can help us prevent future incidents happening at Keele. It shows us where we need to make targeted improvements, educate our community on issues, and change policy. Reporting will help the wider Keele community in having a safer experience.
Our Previous Work For #NeverOK