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Healthy Universities Network Online Meeting – What Next for Period Dignity in Universities?

24th February 2024

Exploring the benefits and challenges of working together to reduce health inequalities in HEI settings

Partnership working between HEIs and Public Health teams can be beneficial to HEIs and to the populations they serve. Understanding the structure and function of Public Health Teams is of value to HEIs, as creating sustainable partnerships between the two helps to navigate constantly changing health agenda, commissioning of services and population health need.

The aim of the session is to encourage HEIs to engage with their local Public Health Teams.

In response to concerns about period poverty, most UK universities and their student unions are now making efforts to provide free period products. In 2022, the Scottish Government became the first in the world to make sanitary products freely available at university. In this UKHUN Learning Event we are delighted to host a range of speakers to help discuss ‘what next for period dignity in universities?’

  • What are we learning from the evaluation of period dignity initiatives in universities
  • Should we be campaigning for universities in other UK nations to adopt the Scottish funding solution?
  • How can action on period poverty also promote the use of environmentally sustainable alternatives to non-reusable products?
  • How can we extend actions to address period stigma and discrimination, and promote period positivity
  • Speakers:Victoria Brown, Evaluation of Period Dignity Scheme, Teesside University
    Chris Denning, Evaluation of Project Period, Nottingham University
    Bettina Bildhauer, Learning from the achievements of Scottish Universities, St Andrews University
    UK roundtable discussion, Speakers to be confirmed

 

Please click here to book: What Next for Period Dignity in Universities? at Online event tickets from TicketSource