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ELISE | Informing your studies: Gendered violence

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  • The Preventing Gendered Violence at UNSW Module contains descriptions of gendered violence. If any of the content brings up challenging feelings or emotions, support services are available to you on and off campus
  • If you have lived experience of gendered violence and feel uncomfortable completing this Module, you can email the Prevention & Engagement Team within the Conduct and Integrity Office (exemption@unsw.edu.au). Your email will be confidential, and you will not be required to complete this module.


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If you have witnessed or experienced sexual misconduct

  • at a UNSW campus, or
  • on a UNSW approved activity, or
  • by a UNSW staff or student

please be aware you can report this on the UNSW Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Reporting Portal.

Every report receives a response within 72 hours - including information and advice about how you could proceed and resources available for your particular situation.

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If you have been assaulted, threatened, harassed or discriminated against by a member of staff or another student due to your race, religion, sexuality, age, disability or gender identity you should follow the process outlined in the Student Complaints Procedure.

UNSW information

The information on this page is broadly based on the Discrimination and Harassment and the Sexual Misconduct pages of the UNSW website.

Preventing Gendered Violence at UNSW

UNSW is known for excellence in education and research, and championing initiatives that have social impact and reflect a commitment to human rights and social justice.

Achieving a safe and respectful campus and workplace for all students and staff requires a UNSW strategy to frame ongoing action to prevent and respond to gendered violence, including sexual misconduct. Our aim is to Stop. Empower. Support. UNSW recognises the problem of gendered violence in universities and is committed to playing a part in changing this and making UNSW a safer place for all. Through our e-learning module UNSW seeks to prevent gendered violence and offer respectful strategies to assist students when an incident does occur.

What is gendered violence?

Gendered violence is defined as any harmful behaviour perpetrated against someone based on their actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It is a broad term that includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and gendered harassment.

Why am I doing this Module?

All commencing students are required to complete this Module as part of the ELISE quiz. 

It will help you understand gendered violence, appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, reporting options, possible consequences, support services and bystander interventions at UNSW.  

What to expect from this Module

  • Please allow 25 minutes to complete this module
  • Ensure you complete the entire Module, as there will be one question relating to it in the ELISE Quiz
  • Additional resources are available in the ‘Resources’ tab of the Module, so you can revisit this Module at any time for more information 
  • If you encounter any technical issues, please contact the Prevention and Engagement team (gvprevention@unsw.edu.au) for assistance

Access the Module via Moodle and login with your zID. Enter the student enrolment key: gvprevention_2023

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