Why the I Heart Consent Campaign?
According to a 2015 Telegraph report, a third of female students in Britain have endured a sexual assault or unwanted advances at university and 1 in 8 men have also been subjected to groping or unwanted advances. It is clear that something needs to change.
We believe having everyday conversations about consent can be a way of engaging people who haven’t had the chance to engage in informed discussions whilst growing up. It’s important to communicate to people that they must not feel ashamed to willingly engage in or to reject sexual activity, and to normalise the act of acknowledging and respecting people’s personal boundaries. Learning about consent is also vital to identifying sexual assault and supporting survivors of sexual assault by outlining and understanding that sexual activity without consent is a crime for which only the perpetrator can be blamed.
At Sussex, we aim to educate students through running workshops about sexual consent, hosting events and discussions, raising awareness on campus and in the venues around town with cooperation with The Good Night Out.
Let's Talk about Sex and Relationships
Check out our booklet about consent!
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
HOW CAN MY STUDENT GROUP WIN THE STUDENT VOICE LEAF?
There are a couple of ways to get involved with the IHC Campaign and win the Student Voice Leaf!
Phone: 01273 878155
Office: Campaigns and Representation office, 1st floor, Falmer House
Consent Campaign Facilitators
Get in touch if you have any ideas or questions about the campaign!
Kasia: [email protected]
Get Help Now
Please use the University’s website if you require emergency help or if you are concerned for your safety.
Local and National Resources
Here is a list of local and national resources that survivors of sexual assault, violence, and rape can utilise at any time.