Join a friendly focus group run by ‘The Emily Test’

Poppy Gerrard-Abbott works for the Emily Test charity and is a PhD Sociology candidate at the University of Edinburgh researching sexual violence in UK universities. She is a Gender-Based Violence activist and a sociology teacher. 

Poppy is conducting a series of focus groups for those who have experienced sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, cyberstalking, revenge pornography, sexual harassment or abuse whilst at university or college – either from a stranger, friend, classmate, date or partner.

The focus groups want to know what happened – Where did you find the best support? Who or what failed you?

If you are 18 years of age or older, please come along to this welcoming focus group, with structured, supportive discussion. You’ll receive a £15 Just Eat voucher for taking part.

Your voices create change – by taking part, your experiences and views will directly shape the future. This focus group will directly feed in to the creation of a new Gender-Based Violence Charter for all Universities and Colleges in Scotland to improve the lives of students in memory of Emily Drouet.

You do not need to know anything about policy or feminism to attend, and you do not need to have reported your experience(s) in order to take part. Reserve a free ticket and a conference call link will be sent to you the day before the session commences, along with a full information sheet, consent sheet and code of conduct. Identity verification will happen prior to the focus group. Contact the host, Poppy, with any questions or concerns:

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