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Solihull college student hosts public sexual harassment workshops

Sarah Mason 4th Feb, 2022

A SOLIHULL College and University Centre student has put her learning into practice and is raising awareness of public sexual harassment.

Sasha Georgieva, who is in her first year at the College, led a workshop to fellow students covering topics like lewd comments, pressing against someone in a sexual way on public transport and cornering someone after being elected as women’s officer on the student executive committee.

The psychology, criminology and law student wanted to make a positive change in society after learning about the topic

The 16-year-old from Birmingham said: “Public sexual harassment (PSH) has been and still is a very big issue in the UK, within our society, professional lives and even our education system.

“I believe that changing our society starts in schools, colleges and universities, and this is why I have chosen to campaign against PSH and hope to spread awareness, educate and make a difference. It is also one of the reasons that I nominated myself for the Women’s Officer role.”

Next in her campaign, Sasha is looking forward to training both staff and students across the College campuses and is currently busy developing resources to undertake this responsibility.

Psychology lecturer, Emily Gater, said: “I am very impressed with Sasha’s drive and ability to throw herself into anything that she holds with high value.

“Sasha is very active around the college and is very passionate, which is amazing to see.”

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