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Violence at University Pilot Project: Student experiences of violence, harassment and discrimination

Myers, C. A. ORCID: 0000-0001-8216-2844, Powell-Jones, H., Cowie, H. , Short, E., Waye, F. & Hudson, N. (2023). Violence at University Pilot Project: Student experiences of violence, harassment and discrimination. London, UK: City, University of London.


The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of measuring violence, in all of its forms, both within and beyond University Campuses. The study wanted to examine students’ experiences of violence during their time as university students’. It was not a prevalence study, rather it was to assess whether such a tool could be developed, and potential prevalence work could be conducted. The core goals were to assess if: a)It is feasible to do this work. b)It helps to continue the sector wide Universities UK Changing the Culture Initiative andsupport the development of strategies at institutional level. c)It identifies any gaps with regard to tackling violence on campus. The findings in this report are based on data gathered using the Violence at University Questionnaire. The full survey is available in the accompanying Appendix and the research team would welcome its use and any feedback from fellow HEI’s. This project was funded by the R&E QR Strategic Priorities Fund (QR-SPF) and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to carry out this vital research.

Publication Type: Report
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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