Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Universities Conference


Date(s) - 08/07/2021
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


LimeCulture is delighted to share that we are hosting the National Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Conference on the 8th July 2021.

This will be via an on-line platform.

As with the first SVLO Conference in December 2019, we will be highlighting some key learning and developments from across the sector and further afield, as well as acknowledging the outstanding contributions and achievements of SVLOs through our LimeLight Awards.

LimeCulture’s view is that SVLOs/SVMLOs and their services deserve to be properly recognised for the important, challenging and professional work they do to support those in the University community who have been subjected to sexual violence.  The LimeLight Awards are intended to be a first step in the direction of professional recognition of SVLOs and SVMLOs and their services.

Although the content of the day will be tailored towards supporting and informing SVLOs and other University sexual violence support workers, the sessions may also be valuable for a broader range of professionals working in the University and/ or sexual violence sector. Please do book on if you feel as though it could be useful for you, and feel free to make contact with us if you have any questions or concerns at this time.


The programme of the Conference day will be as follows:

Registration and optional networking (Start: 9:30-10am)
Welcome and introduction – LimeCulture

Main Session 1: The SVLO Model, 5 Years On – Kim Doyle (LimeCulture)
Main Session 2: Supporting Alongside Disciplinary Processes – University of Nottingham and University of Leicester
Panel Session and Q&A – LimeCulture and Universities of Nottingham and Leicester

Refreshment and Zoom break (optional networking)

Elective Session 1 (see facilitators below)
Elective Session 2 (see facilitators below)

Lunch and optional networking

Elective Session 3 (see facilitators below)
Main Session 3: A Briefing by Universities UK – Fiona Waye (UUK)
Main Session 4: Workplace Wellbeing for SVLOs – Bernie Ryan (LimeCulture)

Refreshment and Zoom break (optional networking)

Full group Q&A and sharing best practice

Introduction to the LimeLight Awards
LimeLight Awards

Conference Close (Finish: 4pm)

Elective Session Facilitators:

  • How to Identify and Manage Risk – Harriet Smailes (LimeCulture)
  • Anti-Racist Practice in Responding to Sexual Violence – TBC
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors – Galop (LGBT+ Anti-Abuse charity)
  • Supporting Male Student Survivors – Nicola Smith and Annie Jennings (London South Bank University)
  • Supporting Student Sex Workers – Professor Teela Sanders (University of Leicester) and Gaynor Truman (Sex Work Forum)
  • Supporting Students with Learning Differences/ Neurodivergence – Safe Link (ISVA Service)

The Conference will conclude with our LimeLight Awards.


Places on the event cost £85 +VAT.

The price on the booking form is shown without VAT but this will be added when invoicing.

Group Bookings

Please note: If you are planning on attending this event with colleagues from your organisation – you can complete a single booking form by selecting the number of attendees you are booking for.

Expressions of Interest

Once the event is full, professionals wishing to book can be added to the Expressions of Interest list and will be offered a place on the next available date. In the event of a cancellation, a place will be offered to the next person on the list. To be added to this list, please send us an email stating your Expression of Interest to


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