Students at the University of Huddersfield have recently applied to form a ‘None in Three Student Society’. This new group will be linked to the Research Centre and will campaign against gender-based violence on campus, engage with students who have been affected by this issue and promote the groundbreaking work of the None in Three Centre.
In the UK, the focus of our research is on intimate partner violence (IPV) in adolescent dating relationships. Through our work we aim to empower young people to make positive choices within their relationships and to identify the danger signs of an abusive partner.
It is vital to our success in this area that we ensure we listen to young people and talk with them about the work that we are doing. The Society will give us an excellent opportunity to engage University of Huddersfield students about our work, and to open a dialogue with them about their own experiences.
Key to the creation of the Society is our student ‘Media Gathering Team’, who work as volunteers with Ni3 to capture photos and videos of our events; conduct interviews with members of the team and with external partners of the Centre; and create content for our social media channels and the website.
Our Media Gathering Team recently ran a stall at the Student Union’s ‘Feel Good at Hud’ student welfare event. This was an opportunity to meet face-to-face with young people on campus and to talk with them about the work of None in Three.
We were delighted with the interest that this event generated, and have since held a follow-up with students who showed a particular interest in the work of None in Three. This was a chance for them to put forward their ideas on how we can best engage with young people, both online and here on campus. The None in Three student society is a direct result of this follow up meeting.