Gender Based Violence
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Is it an emergency?
- If you are off campus and it is an emergency, please call the emergency services on 999
- If you are on campus, but do not require the emergency services, please head directly to the Student Advice centre where you will receive support.
At Glasgow Clyde College we believe that all members of the College community have the right to study and work without experiencing any form of Gender Based Violence (GBV), abuse or harassment. The College understands that anyone can be a victim/survivor of GBV.
We know that GBV is an issue across all of society and we are committed to ensuring that our campus is safe for everyone. The College seeks to provide a consistent, caring, and timely response when sexual and GBV occurs within the College community. Members of the College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from GBV including sexual violence and the College prohibits such behaviour. We will not tolerate GBV in any form.
“We are dedicated to identifying and tackling inappropriate behaviour and any form of sexual violence, misconduct or harassment will not be tolerated. Our focus and involvement with #EmilyTest GBV Charter, Fearless Glasgow and White Ribbon organisations underline our commitment to ensuring that Glasgow Clyde College provides a safe and supportive community for all.” - Jon Vincent, Principal
“It is hugely important that as a Student Association we encourage students to speak up about gender based violence and that we raise awareness around the support services available to those who may require them. GCCSA are proud to support the college in working alongside White Ribbon Scotland and #EmilyTest, as well as others on campaigns and activity that helps us to progress our work against all forms of GBV.” - Jodie McNair Development Officer, Glasgow Clyde College Student Association
GCCSA has been working with the White Ribbon Campaign since 2019/2020, to support its campaign to end gender-based violence. The goal is to achieve White Ribbon Status, however the GCCSA Team and the Steering Group want to ensure that the work is sustainable and continues long beyond the achievement of the status.
You can find out more about White Ribbon Scotland here.
Commitment through collaboration
Collaborative working against gender-based violence with external partners includes:
#EMILYTEST GBV Charter Pilot College
Rape Crisis Scotland Module
We support the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence Campaign each year and join our colleagues in colleges and universities in the west of Scotland in the #erasethegrey campaign. The #erasethegrey campaign was launched by Glasgow Caledonian University and focuses on highlighting messages that challenge stereotypical attitudes and behaviours towards GBV and which highlight a zero-tolerance approach to GBV.
Police Scotland Campaigns
Police Scotland have launched campaigns including #GetConsent and #Don’tBeThatGuy to highlight the growing issue of GBV. To learn more about the campaigns visit:
Police Scotland launches new advert on ending sexual violence - Police Scotland
Reporting a concern to the College
You can use our Report and Support tool to report something that has happened. Our online Report and Support tool provides a straightforward way to report any inappropriate behaviour; whether it is gender-based violence, harassment or any other form of discrimination.
You can report anonymously or provide your name and contact details to be kept informed of the next steps and to receive the support you require.
If you are on campus and not in immediate danger, find a safe space. If an incident has just happened try and find somewhere you feel safe.
If this isn't possible and you are scared or fearful, whether staff or student you can go directly to the Student Advice centre on your campus.
Students can then speak with Student Advisors or Safeguarding Officer and staff can contact their HR Advisor.
External Support and Information Resources
There are a number of organisations who can provide support for those experiencing gender based violence. If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, please use these contacts for advice and support.