Enough is Enough is a student led campaign that began in 2015 and aims to tackle harassment on campus.
The Enough is Enough Consent Workshop is a mandatory workshop for all incoming students, set up to combat sexual and gendered violence, as well as other forms of harassment, violence and abuse. We will cover issues around consent within systems of power and discuss various intersecting identity categories, such as gender, sexuality and race. The workshops aim at building awareness and providing everyone with an understanding of consent to create an enjoyable environment for everyone during your university experience.
Our facilitators are trained to deliver sensitive content and will give trigger warnings when necessary. We also deliver survivor-led workshops, which you can read more about below. However, if you would rather opt-out because of previous traumatising experiences, please fill in this form and remember you can access support from our Student Advice and Wellbeing Team.
The first round of mandatory consent has now been completed during Freshers' Week. We are currently putting together the second round, which will happen in the second half of Term 1. Keep an eye out for comms on this matter - remember they are mandatory so you will need to sit one of these at some point during the academic year. If you have any questions, feel free to email Valeria, Co-President for Welfare & Campaigns, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are new to the discussion around consent, or you already have experience - we invite you to join the discussion and learn from each other. We look forward to seeing you in a workshop soon!
This year SOAS Students’ Union will be running survivor-only consent workshops as part of the Enough is Enough programme. These can be attended instead of the mainstream workshops or in addition to them.
Who are they for?
The workshops are for anyone who has experienced some form of sexual violence / abuse. This could have been non-physical, a one time experience, a long time ago - or something that has happened in different ways at different times. We will not ask you to discuss your experience(s).
We are open to people who identify as survivors, victims, or not with any particular term. We especially welcome:
We aim to make our workshops accessible to these groups by having representatives from them run sessions and participate in workshop design. Please let us know if you need any adjustments to attend the workshop.
Who will be running them?
Silke and Isadore oversee the project and will be running the workshops with several other trained facilitators. We aim to have at least three facilitators in each session. There are PoC and men amongst the facilitators. All facilitators are survivors.
What will happen?
You set your own participation level and will not be obligated to discuss any part of your experience. The workshop will be discursive and we encourage participants to let us know what information they hope to get from the session. We will cover topics such as how we experience consent, defining consent outside the space of abstract debate, resources for survivors, and how to navigate discussions at university or in our personal lives. The workshop lasts for 2 hours and you are welcome to come for as much or as little as you want, although we may turn away people who arrive after we have decided and discussed ground rules as a group.
How do I attend?
If you are interested in attending, please sign up with this link. We will then contact you with dates, times and locations for the workshops. Your contact information will be used to contact you about the workshops and deleted after their completion.
What other resources are there for me?
SOAS will be running Not the Only One, a support group for survivors, throughout the school year. Susanna is the SU Advice & Welfare Caseworker. As a SOAS student, you are also entitled to use Camden Safety Net’s services for survivors. Other specialist services local to SOAS include GALOP and 56 Dean Street. For men and anyone who feels their gender is a barrier to support services, we recommend Survivors UK.
The Samaritans (call for free on 116 123)
Women Against Rape & Black Women’s Rape Action Project
Resources Compiled by Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre
If you have any questions about the workshop, please get in touch with Isadore at email@example.com or Silke at firstname.lastname@example.org