After running consent workshops for thousands of new SOAS Students this term, we're planning for the future of the Enough is Enough Project and need your input!
Have you attended a consent workshop at SOAS? What did yu like? What did you notice could be better?
If you didn't attend, why not? What could we change that would help you to attend?
Have you attended a Late License event and noticed our Welfare Contacts there?
Do you have any ideas for activities or events you'd like to see Enough is Enough put on in the future?
We’ll be in the JCR- Come say hi!
The Welfare Contacts will be running a pop-up stall in the JCR between 1-5pm on the 22nd November. They’re there for you to give feedback, offer suggestions, or to just have a chat with or answer any questions you might have.
Wednesday 22nd - 1pm to 5pm - JCR
Share your voice at our forum
On December 6th we’re holding an online forum from 2-4pm for you to join and discuss your thoughts on your experience of the Enough is Enough Project so far, and what you’d like to see in the future- including a sneak-peak into what we already have planned!
You don't need to stay for the full 2-hours, we're just trying to carve out enough time for everyone to get to have their say. If you only want to drop-in briefly,
Wednesday 6th dec - 2pm to 4pm - online (link above)
Short on time? Complete our survey
Forum at the same time as class? Only have one point to share? Follow the link in our bio to complete our questionnaire, the quickest and most straight-forward way to let us know your experience of Enough is Enough so far and what you’d like to see in the future.
Deadline: Midnight Dec 10th. Survey link here: https://forms.office.com/e/1K2B1n3Xg6
Any questions or concerns? Pop into the SU Office, or email us at email@example.com
Enough is Enough is a campaign which tackles issues around sexual and gender based violence. We now provide consent workshops for all incoming students, and usually run a welfare contact program which trains people to be active bystanders and aim to create a consent culture on campus and beyond.
The campaign is responsible for:
Raising awareness of SGBV on campus & educating students about consent
Making the reporting systems and support available at SOAS accessible to those who need them
Understanding the structures that uphold a ‘rape culture’ and how this perpetuates SGBV on campus
Consent and Active Bystander Training
The Enough is Enough Consent and Active Bystander 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. All new students will automatically enrolled in the mandatory Consent and Active Bystander training sessions. These sessions will give you the knowledge to create a consent culture, the skills to challenge harmful behaviours and information about reporting and support options. These sessions are designed to look at sexual and gender based violence from a survivor perspective. These sessions will appear in all new students timetables and it is important that you attend. If you are unable to attend you must contact 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!
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.
Welfare Contact Scheme
SOAS SU's Welfare Contacts are students who are trained in Bystander Intervention. They are present during late night events in the SOAS SU Bar in order to provide additional support to students.
Survivor Support Group
SOAS SU will be delivering a support group for survivors of sexual violence, facilitated by Susanna, SOAS SU Senior Advisor and a qualified physcotherapist.
A survivor is anyone who has experienced sexual violence at anytime during their life, including as a child and self-defines as a women. According to Herman (Trauma and Recovery, 1997) healing after trauma and traumatic loss consists of 3 elements: Remembering and mourning, Telling one’s story, Reconnecting with life. The aim of the support group is to provide a space for students who share the experience of being survivors of sexual violence. The group will provide space to cultivate peer led support: emotional and social led support, a therapeutic space to explore grief, loss and trauma and provide external resources for additional support when required e.g. Student advice and wellbeing, SU Advice, NHS. You can expect:
- Peer led discussions
- To provide a space for creative expressions though art, literature and music
- Resourcing students with mindfulness and grounding techniques
The group is for those who are looking for continued support and can commit to attending regularly. There are limited places in this group, and all students who sign up will be accessed to ensure that we can provide the right support for you. You can sign up here.
A drop-in space specifically for men/ masc survivors who would like private support or sign-posting to further resources.
Contact information within the SU:
Contact: Senior Advisor, Susanna Momtazuddin email@example.com for general support and advice
Contact: Enough Is Enough Coordinator Farrah Black: firstname.lastname@example.org for signposting to more resources and support.
Report and Support at SOAS
What other resources are there for me?
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
History of Enough is Enough
In the academic year 2013/14, a Union General Meeting motion was passed in support of the National Union of Students campaign ‘I heart consent’ which the SOAS Student Union team then developed into the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign. In 2015/16 the SOAS Board of Trustees agreed to funding across 5 years for the SU to deliver mandatory consent workshops for all SOAS students. A total of £65,000 over 5 years was agreed to fund this work. In 2021/22 the University agreed further funding for an additional three years.