Become a consent workshop facilitator
Find out what we're looking for from a consent workshop facilitator, the requirements of a facilitator and details on how to apply.
We're looking for passionate students, alumni fellows and NTU colleagues to be part of this culture-changing programme.
- receive full training
- gain valuable CV and appraisal experience
- be part of a programme that contributes to a safer and healthier campus experience for all.
As well as facilitating these workshops, you'll also become part of a network of people who share:
- similar values
- a desire to make a difference at our university.
How to become a consent workshop facilitator
This opportunity requires a time commitment throughout the 2022/23 academic year. However, we're flexible, and we encourage interested students and NTU colleagues to apply.
To be part of the programme, you must attend one five-hour facilitator training session. Our autumn training dates are below.
Wednesday 31 August 2022 — 12 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday 6 September 2022 — 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 8 October 2022 — 10 am to 3 pm
Wednesday 12 October 2022 — 12 pm to 5 pm
Please select the dates you can make on your application form.
This opportunity is available for:
- current NTU and Confetti students
- alumni fellows
- current NTU, NTSU and Confetti colleagues.
Why should I become a consent workshop facilitator?
You'll be part of a culture-changing programme, and you'll gain useful transferable skills. You'll be able to apply these in the workforce and in your academic careers.
These skills include, but aren't limited to:
- public speaking
- having difficult conversations.
Consent facilitators also join a network of like-minded individuals. We schedule fun events and activities throughout the year. These help consent facilitators to get to know each other outside the programme.
Hear from some of last year's facilitators
Here are three of last year's consent facilitators on why they loved being a part of this programme.
Tara Lepore, Second Year Psychology
"Being a Consent is Everything facilitator has been a great experience during my second year. It's been fantastic to be part of something that has had such a huge impact on students regarding a cause I feel so passionate about. You can be a workshop facilitator flexibly around your studies, and the lead team are really understanding of your other study commitments. As well as developing my skills in public speaking and giving presentations, it's also an interesting thing to talk about with future employers at interviews. I really recommend it to anyone considering it."
Sulaiman Shabbir, Second Year Biomedical Science
"Being a consent facilitator has taught me a great many things. It has been a very important role that allows you to facilitate interesting conversations, whilst also allowing everyone to learn and understand a very important and sensitive topic. I would recommend becoming a consent facilitator because of how important the role is. It allows you to learn, and also help others learn about such an important topic within a safe and non-judgmental space. Furthermore, you can develop a wide range of crucial skills from doing these workshops as well as increase your level of confidence."
Sara Murcott Student Services Manager (Development and Operations)
"I would highly recommend the opportunity to be a staff facilitator of a consent workshop. During 2021/22, I offered and delivered on average one workshop a month, as I felt this was manageable within my busy workload. However, I was able to offer and accommodate flexibility in this principle, so could flex my availability with that of the lead team's needs. It provided a unique opportunity for me to deliver an NTU initiative directly in partnership with a student, which I would not normally get the chance to do in my 'day job'. On an individual and personal level, it took me out of my comfort zone because — although I feel confident in presenting — being a facilitator in a workshop means accessing a different skills toolkit. It gave me more confidence generally in talking openly about 'difficult subjects', and was an extremely rewarding activity knowing that I was involved in 'doing the right thing' here at NTU."