Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence in Universities – learning from pan-European practice  

The #USVreact project European one-day Findings Conference will take place in London on Thursday the 9th of November 2017 at Rich Mix.

Free registration (places limited).

Download our flyer here.  Print this programme from here

Speakers’ Biographies here.

Please note: The conference language will be English. Workshops may be held in other languages according to the groups decision on the day. We will add speakers’ names to the programme in September, when all are confirmed.

Morning focus: Supporting sexual violence survivors and changing campus culture

9:30-10:00 Open registration

10:00-10:15 Welcome and introduction to the day and the USVreact project

Dr. Pam Alldred (Brunel University London, UK)

10:15-11:15 Conference Panel: Good practice in supporting students disclosing sexual violence

Speakers :

Chair: Pam Alldred (Brunel, UK)

11:15-11:45 Grab a coffee

11:45-12:45 Interactive Panel: Changing campus cultures to support equality and prevent violence.


Chair: Anne Chappell (Brunel, UK)

12:45-1:00 Wrap-up and introduction to the afternoon session

1:00-2:00 LUNCH on site (veggie buffet)

Afternoon focus: Sharing learning from USVreact project

2:00-3:00 Keynote panel: How different national, cultural and institutional contexts
frame sexual violence and disclosure.

USVreact partners present their country context and share their experiences.


Chair: Jokin Azpiazu (UPV/EHU, Spain).

3:00-3:15 Grab a coffee

3:15- 4:30 Workshop sessions: New training models for university staff: What worked for us.

Interactive sessions sharing the learning from the local USVreact interventions.
Run as 4 separate workshops in world cafe style and by language affinity

  • Sharing experiences from Greece: Matina Papagiannopoulou (Panteion)
  • Sharing experiences from Italy: Mara Martini (UNITO)
  • Sharing experiences from Spain: Jokin Azpiazu (UPV/EHU)
  • Sharing experiences from the UK: Anne Chappell and Charlotte Jones (Brunel

4:30-5:30 Plenary: What have we learned today?

Alison Phipps (Sussex, UK) and Pam Alldred (Brunel, UK)

5:30-6:30 Drinks reception