Hints and tips on how to keep yourself and your friends safe
Sheffield is a great student city, with great clubs and nights out; to make the most of your time in Sheffield it's important that you stay safe! Students can often be targeted by burglars or thieves, and it's easy to become a victim of crime through absoutely no fault of your own, so here are a few tips on how to make sure you're as safe as possible during your time at University!
Although Sheffield is one of the safest cities in the UK, it's still important to keep your wits about you, stay safe AND have fun, so here’s some advice how:
Sexual violence, harassment, abuse and hate crime
Sheffield Hallam is a safe and tolerant community. We don’t stand for harassment or abuse. If you have experienced sexual violence, harassment, abuse or hate crime report it. You can do this anonymously or you can get support from an advisor. Find out more.
The concept of consent is easy: if someone wants to engage in sexual intercourse, they will give their consent – in other words, they will agree. There is no confusion and there are no blurred lines when it comes to sexual activity - unless someone has explicitly consented, don't try to have sex with them. If someone is unable to give consent (underage, drunk, etc.), they have not given consent, and should not be persuaded, pressured or forced to do anything.
Think of consent like asking someone if they want a cup of tea!