2019 Student Engagement Finalist: Glasgow Kelvin College, UK

Tags: Student Engagement | International Green Gown Awards 2019

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Integrating sustainable inclusive social practice

Gender based violence in the East End of Glasgow is a never ending problem, but Glasgow Kelvin College has committed itself to tackling this societal challenge. The White Ribbon campaign is a global movement, working to engage men in tackling Violence Against Women, through raising awareness, promoting dialogue and providing resources to support individual and collective action amongst men and boys.

By becoming an active supporting member of the local Scotland campaign, the College has supported the training of members of its staff and Student Association; linked the campaign with College departments to help develop and tailor resources; and raised awareness amongst its teaching staff and learning community through organised workshops and events.

Identifying effective approaches to engage with non-perpetrating men has been a key aspect of the College’s work and success to date. By continuing to adapt to issues arising in this process, it is hoped that the College can sustain the powerful and positive impact of the campaign. 

Top 3 learnings:

  1. We would encourage others to become more involved in both national and international campaigns.
  2. Our approach prepared us to both hear and challenge different perceptions.
  3. We emphasise the importance of being adaptable and flexible to meet everyone's needs.

What it means to win

“Gaining recognition for our Student Association’s role in the White Ribbon Scotland campaign is extremely satisfying. Their dedication, leadership and hard work has helped put Scotland at the forefront of a global movement encouraging young men to voice their opposition to male violence against women, in all its forms.”

Alan Sherry, Principal