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22 October - 13 November
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Ten Things You Should Know About Sexual Consent on Campus

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What’s on offer?

This workshop will be delivered by a team of experts providing insights exploring with the audience 10 things to be aware of regarding sexual consent on University and College campuses. The event will include representatives from Surrey Police Service, The Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault and a student from the Support Zone, Surrey University Student Union.

What’s it about?

According to a 2019 survey conducted by the charity Brook, more than half of UK University students said that they had experienced unwanted sexual behaviour ranging from receipt of explicit messages, groping to rape and sexual violence.

This event explores how to understand and navigate issues that may arise regarding active consent to sexual activity on university and college campuses. It is not always easy to identify when consent is given freely, knowingly, and by a person who has the capacity to consent, and experts will dispel common myths and assumptions oriented around ten things to know about sexual consent among young people.

Some of the questions that will be explored:

How can we work together to create a “consent culture” on campus?

How do colleges/universities respond to reports of sexual misconduct on campus?

How do we empower students to report incidents?

How do alcohol and drugs relate to consent?

What is the influence of differential power dynamics?

What are the risks posed by a “hook-up” culture?

How does digital media play into sexual interactions?

Has the Me Too! movement gone too far . . . or not far enough?

If you are a young person, a parent of a young person, University or College staff or a professional working in this area, this event will be of interest.

Who’s leading the event?

Melissa Hamilton, Professor of Law & Criminal Justice, University of Surrey

Emily Setty, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Surrey

Ioana Enany, University of Surrey (OSCAR)

Glenn Moulton, University of Surrey (OSCAR)

Caitlin Sulley, Director of Research & Operations, Director of Research & Operations, Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, The University of Texas at Austin

Open to

Only open to age 16+ due to the subject matter.

Of particular interest to

Only appropriate for young people age 16+ and adults with discretion due to subject matter concerning sexual consent.