active bystander imagesThis innovative and high impact Active Bystander session will empower students to challenge poor behaviours which they may experience - or witness as a third party. Specifically, they will be given the tools to overcome fear and paralysis in challenging situations to help them decide how to respond or intervene - and they will learn advanced language techniques to build their confidence and help them to communicate assertively. This training will help to create a safe and supportive community.

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Arrange training

Please contact Ireti Webb to arrange a training session.

Undergraduates, Postgraduate Taught and PhD students

Training length: 1 hour

Group size: up to 80 students per group.

Cohort/Level: suitable for all cohorts. We recommend that students be grouped within their own cohort and level of study. Case studies will be tailored to the level of study.

Recommended timing: Autumn or Spring term. We recommend that this training be delivered in advance of group project work where possible for UG and PGT students.

Space required: Lecture theatre or non-lab teaching space

Cost: £700 + VAT per half day (either 1 or 2 sessions per half day)

PhD students additional session - Communication, Respect and Culture

In an international environment like Imperial, misunderstandings can occur without people realising. These are usually based on language - especially if at least one party is not speaking English as a native language - and culture, where norms can often be different. This course will help students navigate those language nuances to ensure better and more effective communication.

Training length: 2 hours (this session can be a “bolt on” to the Active Bystander Session for PhD students)

Group size: up to 25 students per group.

Recommended timing: Prior to Early Stage Assessment (within first nine months)

Space required: Classroom

Cost: £700 + VAT