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Confronting ‘Lad Culture’ in Higher Education Kelley Temple, NUS National Women’s Officer 7 February 2014. NUS’s responses to ‘lad culture’.

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Confronting lad culture in higher education kelley temple nus national women s officer

Confronting ‘Lad Culture’ in Higher Education

Kelley Temple, NUS National Women’s Officer

7 February 2014

Nus s responses to lad culture

NUS’s responses to ‘lad culture’

Following the publication on “That’s What She Said”, the NUS conducted a consultation amongst its members to gather examples of actions that had been taken locally

The consultation and call for evidence received a total of 54 valid respondents; 39 from individuals and 15 from students’ unions

Examples of ‘lad culture’ on campus were cited as occurring in: extra-curricular activities, social spaces, and learning and teaching and media

Key actions and responses

Key actions and responses

Zero tolerance policy

Advertising campaign

Regulation of activities


Changing democratic structures

Policy against certain media

Lobbying the university

Engagement with night clubs

Women in leadership

Nus scotland

NUS Scotland

‘I’m not that lad’ campaign

Ulu i heart consent

ULU I Heart Consent

Building a national s trategy

Building a National Strategy

National Summit on ‘lad culture’ 21st of February, gathering student organisations, stakeholders of the feminist movement and professionals of the education sector

Creating new partnerships, for instance with Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism project

Aim to build a steering committee with different stakeholders to evaluate institutions and unions’ progress