Sexual harassment and assault

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Why is it important to campaign around sexual violence?

An NUS study into sexual harassment in universities found that three in ten students (28%) had been pressured to establish an unwanted sexual or romantic relationship, and that one in seven respondents (14%) had experienced attempted rape/unwanted sexual intercourse.

Office for Students consultation

The Office for Students (OfS) proposed a new approach to the regulation of harassment and sexual misconduct affecting students in registered higher education providers. The consultation set out the background to their proposals, the reasons they proposed to make changes, and what they expected those changes to achieve.

Get involved

Feeling angry about experiences of sexual violence? Want to run a campaign about it? Contact us at

Related resources

  • We've been meeting with the night time economy group and Sheffield City Council to make sure you feel safe on nights out, particularly regarding spiking.
  • Sexual assault and harassment are illegal and should be reported to the Police and to Report and Support.
  • Hallam's Wellbeing Service can offer help and 1-1 support.