In 2017, The Australian Human Rights Commission conducted a randomised survey of university students, including students here at Flinders, and released the National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities. The report offered many suggestions for Universities to adopt and while we think those recommendations are fantastic, here at Flinders we want to do even better!
This initiative was created with a group of Flinders students from the ground up, to reflect our campus culture and what we think everyone needs to appreciate – consent, respect and empathy. The campaign is called Be a Better Human, because we don’t just want it to be about what we shouldn’t do; we want it to be about self-improvement for everyone. And when we say ‘everyone’, we really do mean everyone. We’re encouraging everyone who is part of our campus community to take a moment and consider how we can ‘better’ our behaviour. If you're interested in being a better human too, please don't just stop here – there is more to see, hear, and do at our campus fair, discussion panel, and in our booklet. If you can't come along, join the discussion online with #BeABetterHuman.
Let’s figure out how we can all be better humans.
Artwork by Jess Nicole
Voiceover by Jonathan Brown
Written and developed by Aaron Harvey and Steph Walker.
In collaboration with Frankie Films
Inspired by the article: Schrodinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced, Phaendra Starling (2009)