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This article is over 4 years old Cambridge University students will be expected to attend the half-hour sexual consent classes. REX As freshers arrive at Cambridge University next month, on their packed timetable of welcome meetings, matriculation photographs, punting trips and city tours there will be one extra date for their diaries.
For the first time in the university's year history, new undergraduates at half of the colleges will be expected to attend compulsory sexual consent workshops. Each workshop will involve up to 30 students and will last about 30 minutes, the aim being to get freshers talking about the issue of consent, as well as unpicking some of the myths that surround it.
Finally, the following description will be read out: It means that both parties had the freedom and capacity to make choice. Oxford is also putting on compulsory sexual consent sessions in 20 of its colleges.
The issue of sexual violence on university campuses has been gaining attention, not least because of the case of the former Oxford union president Ben Sullivan, who was the subject of a rape inquiry, which police subsequently dropped. Earlier this month an Oxford student using the pseudonym Maria Marcello wrote a blog in which she described how she had been raped, and claimed that her university largely ignored her requests for help and that police had told her she did not have a chance of getting a conviction.
In the US, Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her mattress from class to class until the man she says raped her leaves campus. The scale of the problem was laid bare by a survey of 2, students in Cambridge this year, which found almost half had been "groped, pinched or grabbed" during their time at university, and that more than had experienced "attempted serious sexual assault".
That there is a problem around the issue of sexual harassment, sexual violence and consent, there is a consensus. What to do about it is less obvious. Mary Beardprofessor of classics at Cambridge, questioned whether workshops were the right approach.
Cambridge said it had "well-established reporting procedures for both staff and students".
Pilot workshops have been held for front-line staff in colleges to build their confidence in responding effectively to reports of any type of abuse and to develop the skills required to respond appropriately.
Organisers suggest there is a need now because of the lack of effective sex education in schools. As the NUS survey this week suggested, lad culture, sexual harassment and assault affect women right across the higher education sector, but a key challenge for Oxford and Cambridge in tackling these issues is the problem of trying to get multiple colleges to agree on a course of action.
In addition, the small communities in which students live and study make the issue of reporting and anonymity even more difficult than it would otherwise be.
At Oxford, campaigners are working to draw up and implement a university-wide harassment policy, with up-to-date complaints procedures; the university authority is expected to approve it this autumn, but individual colleges that have their own policies will still then have to be persuaded to implement it.
A spokesperson said the university had recently reviewed its harassment policy to make "more explicit its inclusion of all aspects of harassment, including sexual violence, assault and stalking". It's not easy to report these things at the best of times, but being faced with multiple policies that are unclear makes it so hard for survivors.
Luke Belton, a geology student at Durham University who smashed two island records swimming for Guernsey at the Commonwealth Games, says he is a better student because of his sport. Anna Bradshaw, Oxford University Student Union vice president (women) said: "This is the big problem we are facing, the epidemic of sexual violence within the higher education sector. All student-athletes are required to have certain paperwork for participation with any Baldwin Wallace University athletic team. Required Paperwork Instructions will be sent to all first year, transfer, and returning student-athletes over the summer for the required paperwork needed for athletic participation at .
No matter the progress we are making there's still this massive cultural problem. Rape myths are believed and a victim blaming culture persists.
The Wyverns, a notorious drinking society at Magdalene College, Cambridge, for example, cancelled its annual "jelly wrestling" contest for female students following a petition of complaint; it subsequently hired a bucking bronco in the shape of a penis.
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