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Most students want to be tested on their understanding of sexual consent before they go to college, a survey suggests.

The study by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (Hepi) and YouthSight think tank also found that 35% of those surveyed had “learned more about sex from pornography than from pornography. formal education ”.

The majority (58%) of 1,004 respondents said that students should have to take a test to show that they fully understand sexual consent before starting college.

And 51% believe that relationships and sex education should be mandatory during the intake period.

Only 30% of students said they were very confident about navigating consent after drinking, while more than one in 10 students said they did not know how to clearly communicate consent (11%), or what constitutes sexual assault and violence, and sexual harassment (13%).

Guidelines have been drafted for courts dealing with accused convicted of disclosing private sexual images without consent
One-third of students surveyed said they learned more about sex from pornography than education

The results were published after nearly 100 UK universities were named on Everyone’s Invited, a website where students anonymously shared experiences of sexual harassment, abuse, assault and misogyny.

Several leading UK institutions have been mentioned over 50 times – highlighting allegations of ‘rape culture’ in educational institutions.

Over 10,000 reports have been published on the Everyone is invited website last month – with numerous testimonials revealing which school or university the assaults allegedly took place at.

Soma Sara, a recent graduate from University College London, founded the website in June 2020.

England’s higher education regulator has called on universities to take urgent action and do more to tackle sexual misconduct and harassment affecting students.

The Students Office (OfS) released its “statement of expectations” earlier this month – which noted that …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-28 16:16:00