Universities told to investigate sexist ‘lad culture’

The government has ordered an inquiry into the sexist ‘lad culture’ at the country's universities, amid fears it is endangering female students, writes Flora Drury for Mail Online.

University heads have been ordered to lead a taskforce to look into the problem and draw up a code of practice “to bring about cultural change”. The order, which came from Business Secretary Sajid Javid, came after it was revealed that a quarter of students have been groped or subjected to inappropriate touching. The number rose to 37% if just taking women's answers into account.

Yet a Guardian investigation found in May that fewer than half of Britain’s top universities were monitoring the extent of the problem, while one in six did not have specific guidelines for students on how to report such allegations.
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