***POSTPONED (Date TBC)***

We regret to inform you that the events organised to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) 2022 have been postponed. This is to allow for students and staff who are currently busy with exams to be able to attend. We will publish more details regarding the events as soon as a new date has been identified (this is likely to be in October/November 2022). Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Report and Support team

The Report and Support Team are planning a panel discussion to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) 2022, on Tuesday, 17th May, 3:30-5pm.

We are bringing together members of our community to join a panel discussion around the experience of LGBTQUIA+ students and staff at Warwick, services and resources that are available, and what can be done to improve future experiences.

Panel members include:
Sam Parr - Safeguarding Officer (Engagement Group), Community Values Education Programme, LGBTQUIA+ Staff Network, LGBTQUA+ Taskforce, Queering University
Claire Algar - Social Inclusion Officer (Strategy Group), LGBTQUIA+ Equality Lead
Stephen Soanes - Student Recruitment Officer (Engagement Group), Stonewall Self-Assessment Team, LGBTQUIA+ Staff Network
Helen Knight - CDT & PGT Administrative Officer (Physics), Stonewall Self-Assessment Team
Ross Forman - Associate Professor (Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies), LGBTQUIA+ Taskforce
Mark Rowland - Chaplain
Noga Levy-Rapoport - LGBTQUIA+ Officer (Students' Union)
Talar Gallagher - Welfare Officer, Disabled Students' Community Officer and Polyamorous Community Officer (WarwickPride)

Attendees can join in person (FAB 0.03 - a valid University ID Card will be required to access the room) or online, and will get the chance to ask questions to the panel.


The panel discussion will be followed by one of our in-person Breaking Down Barriers sessions (in collaboration with Sam Parr, #QueeringUniversity). While the number of disclosures of incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment, bullying, hate incident/crime through our online platform Report and Support has been increasing in the past two years, our data shows that specific groups are less likely to seek advice and support. This might be due to cultural, religious, and socio-economic barriers. Our Breaking Down Barriers sessions are designed to hear directly from these groups, debunk myths and misconceptions, and find out what the Report and Support team could do to make our service more accessible to all members of our community. The next session will focus on LGBTQUIA+ students and will take place on Tuesday, 17th May, 5:15-6:45pm in FAB 0.03. If you would like to participate, please send a confirmation email to reportandsupport@warwick.ac.uk.

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