Making University libraries safe spaces for all students

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Following the release of the report on the National Student Safety Survey earlier this year, CAUL issued a response on behalf of all university libraries and committed to working collaboratively both within and across universities to ensure that university library spaces are safe for all students. In line with this commitment, CAUL has organised a virtual event for several universities to share initiatives that work towards the achievement of this goal.

Join us on Wednesday 2 November at 1-2pm AEDT and hear from the following speakers:

  • Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country: Carmel O’Sullivan, Deputy Chair of CAUL
  • Brief background to the National Student Safety Survey: Rameeza Barnes, Senior Policy Analyst – Safety & Wellbeing, Universities Australia
  • Consent Matters – a culture-led and community engaged campaign with a particular library perspective: Michael Gonzalez, University Librarian and Catharine Pruscino, Program Manager - Respect.Now.Always., University of Technology Sydney
  • Personal and cultural safety of students: Matthew Davis, Associate Director, Academic Engagement & Client Services, University of Newcastle
  • Staff awareness raising and training on LGBTIQA+ issues and safety initiatives: Nicole Clark, University Librarian, Queensland University of Technology
  • Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) space survey assessing safety from a policing perspective: Rebecca Heath, Coordinator, Library Campus Experience and Laura Thompson, Librarian, Griffith University


Author Cicy Zheng
Last modified 4 November 2022