Talking Heads Films

Overview:

Listed below are 10 short films commissioned by the Department for Education and created by Advance HE, which explore the experiences of practitioners in implementing the Prevent duty. These films are supported by 9 taster clips found on the right hand side summarising the key points. Each of the main films is 2-12 minutes long and designed to support internal training and communications. They can be used in specific training modules and more generally to raise awareness of key aspects of Prevent implementation among staff and students. 

The films cover a range of topics: embedding Prevent as a core part of welfare and safeguarding, balancing requirements around freedom of speech and academic freedom, tackling challenges around unconscious bias and working collaboratively with key Prevent partners.

Themes covered:

  • Working together effectively
  • Implementing Prevent: freedom of speech and academic freedom
  • Managing and chairing external events training
  • Unconscious and potential bias in implementing Prevent
  • Prevent is a welfare issue
  • Universities and their communities

Main films:

Working together effectively

This film explains how the Department for Education’s regional FE/HE coordinators can support higher education providers in implementing Prevent. It highlights examples from the Universities of Exeter and Derby.

 

Implementing Prevent: freedom of speech and academic freedom

Higher education providers must implement Prevent while also discharging their statutory responsibilities to protect freedom of speech and academic freedom. This film highlights the approach taken by Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication and the University of Nottingham.

 

Managing and chairing external events training

Sam Slack and Salam Katbi discuss training for staff and students who manage and chair external events. 

 

Unconscious and potential bias in implementing Prevent (part 1)

Salam Katbi and John Ryan explore potential bias and discrimination in implementing Prevent, and how institutions might address this.

 

Unconscious and potential bias in implementing Prevent (part 2)

Tracey Tuffin talks to John Ryan about the University of Exeter’s use of equality impact assessments.

 

Unconscious and potential bias in implementing Prevent (part 3)

Osama Khan discusses with Salam Katbi the action that Southampton Solent University has taken to address issues of unconscious bias and potential discrimination.

 

Prevent is a welfare issue (part 1)

Chris Shelley discusses with John Ryan the approach taken by the University of Greenwich in supporting vulnerable students and staff.

 

Prevent is a welfare issue (part 2)

David Malpas discusses with Chris Shelley how the Cause for Concern procedure operates at Middlesex University.

 

Prevent is a welfare issue (part 3)

Andy Winter and Sam Slack look at arrangements for identifying and supporting vulnerable students at the University of Nottingham.

 

Universities and their communities

This film highlights the importance of developing and maintaining strong partnerships between universities and their local and regional communities to implement the Prevent duty effectively.