We're working to become a Zero Tolerance Union!
Zero Tolerance is an NUS scheme which highlights the importance of running venues and events which are accesible to all.
The Zero Tolerance scheme was started by the NUS (National Union of Students), after the Hidden Marks Report found that 1 in 7 female students would experience serious physical or sexual assualt in thier time at University. You can read the Hidden Marks report, and find more information about NUS' work against violence on women here.
After Hidden Marks, Students Unions started to look at how they can make sure they are not contributing to an environment where this behaviour was acceptable and and 'Zero Tolerance' was created to accredit venues who made a conscious effort to make their venues free of activity which may make its members feel uncomfortable or unsafe. The Zero Tolerance accreditation means that we make an effort to be a safe and inclusive enviroment where all students can feel comfortable and free from harrassment.
The Union is currently working to be fully accredited. If you have any comments or worries about the policy, or anything that has occured in one of the students' union venues, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.