Monday, March 05, 2018
University should be one of the best times of your life. Independent for the first time, you're surrounded by new people, new experiences and new knowledge. For many, it's a time of exploration and self-discovery and lots of hangovers. For others, however, the experience isn't so pleasant. A new report from Revolt Sexual Assault and The Student Room lays bare the brutal scale of sexual violence at UK universities: it seems that the majority of students are not having such a good time after all.
A total of 4,500 students from 153 different UK institutions responded to the study the first consultation of students on this issue in a decade. What it found was shocking: 62% of students and graduates have experienced sexual violence as per the definition used by Rape Crisis. Groping, harassment, unwanted touching, coercion, sexual assault, rape all commonplace, it turns out, in UK universities. Shockingly, 8% of female respondents said they had been raped at university.
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