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News: Not In Col­lege – New stu­dent safe­ty cam­paign launches

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Ear­li­er this week (Tues 9 Nov), saw the impor­tant launch of a new stu­dent safe­ty cam­paign, Not In Col­lege’, that has been designed with our Stu­dents’ Union rep­re­sen­ta­tives. The cam­paign is invit­ing all our stu­dents to take a hard stand against bul­ly­ing, vio­lence and aggres­sion, hate and harass­ment, and abuse of any kind.

The cam­paign was launched joint­ly at the City Hub in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Not­ting­hamshire Police, who ahead of Anti-Bul­ly­ing Week 2021 next week, are installing tem­po­rary met­al detec­tion units around sev­er­al of our cam­pus­es this week. Work­ing with our won­der­ful team of secu­ri­ty staff and cur­ricu­lum staff, who our stu­dents see on a reg­u­lar basis, to increase the vis­i­bil­i­ty of the Not in Col­lege ini­tia­tive. The arch is a way of keep­ing our stu­dents and cam­pus­es safe. 

Ban­ners and infor­ma­tion is being post­ed around our cam­pus­es this week and it says that: We will not tol­er­ate any form of harass­ment, intim­i­da­tion, vio­lence abuse or van­dal­ism at Not­ting­ham College.” 

Our new Spot it, Stop it’ cam­paign is designed to give our stu­dents a quick and easy way of report­ing any­thing that caus­es them con­cern, anony­mous­ly. Mean­ing that if they are wor­ried about them­selves, a friend, or a class­mate then they can use this tool to report it. Trained staff mem­bers can inves­ti­gate the report and act quick­ly and effec­tive­ly where necessary. 

Our col­lege is huge and amaz­ing­ly diverse. More than 25,000 peo­ple walk through our doors every year as stu­dents and we’re all on our own path. 

One thing that unites us is that we all deserve to be here, and we all deserve to be in a safe place, free from harm, harass­ment, aggres­sion, hate and vic­tim­i­sa­tion. We can and will thrive here if we can remove any fear of these things get­ting in the way of our learn­ing and our experience. 

 — Natalia Maziarz — Stu­dent Union President

Mohammed Ramzan, Deputy Prin­ci­pal — Cur­ricu­lum, Qual­i­ty and Stu­dent Expe­ri­ence said: 

Our stu­dents are spear­head­ing an eye-catch­ing cam­paign that demon­strates they are not only tak­ing their safe­ty and well­be­ing seri­ous­ly, they are also tak­ing own­er­ship of the stan­dards of behav­iour they expect from their peers. 

A range of activ­i­ties have sur­round­ed this cam­paign launch, includ­ing the Police Week of Action before half term, a revised tuto­r­i­al pro­gramme to accom­mo­date more stu­dent led con­ver­sa­tions about safe­ty, well­be­ing and crime, and this week we have the Police’s met­al detec­tion units doing a tour of our city cen­tre cam­pus­es before mak­ing their way fur­ther afield to Bas­ford and Highfields. 

Pride in their col­lege, respect for their learn­ing envi­ron­ment and pos­i­tive and proac­tive action to stamp out bul­ly­ing, hate, vio­lence and intim­i­da­tion of any kind is at the core of this stu­dent-led cam­paign and we’re very proud to be launch­ing it with them this week. 

 — Mohammed Ramzan
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  • 11th November 2021 (4:30 PM)
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