Sexual violence remains widespread in universities – Survey

According to the largest survey ever conducted on sexual harassment among university students in the United Kingdom, 30% of incidents take place on campus and only 25% of rape survivors went on to report the assault, writes Teuta Hoxha for The National Student.

Sexual health charity Brook and Dig-In surveyed 5,649 UK university students. More than half of the respondents (53%) had experienced unwanted sexual behaviours from other students, including but not limited to being inappropriately touched and receiving unwanted sexually explicit messages.

In addition, the survey exposed a “significant gap in understanding of consent”. For example, 56% of students experienced unwanted sexual behaviours at university but only 15% realised that these behaviours counted as sexual harassment. Only half of the students surveyed (52%) understood that it is not possible to give consent whilst drunk.
Full report on The National Student site