The University should give compulsory consent classes

Passed: November 2020 (24th)

What do you want? / Why do you want it?

We would like to create compulsory consent classes for all students at the University of Leeds. There are too to many incidents of rape and sexual assaults at Leeds. This idea could be a solution as it would reach all students and give them a competent understanding of consent.

Expires: November 2023 (24th)

Submitted By: Lily Darling & Ella Aylmer

Officer: Welfare / Education

Area of Work: Student Safety

Updates

July 2021: LUU is now part of a task and finish group within the University, which will be designing new online training regarding consent and healthy relationships. This will be a Leeds-focused and tailored package of training, and is currently being worked on.

March 2021: With Sophia's report being approved by several members of Union and senior University staff, two new members of staff will be recruited to deliver the recommendations included in the report - one of which is the provision of consent classes. More detail here.

January 2021: Sophia (Welfare Officer) is embedding this policy into the Reformed Response to Sexual Violence policy, which is currently being drafted in a report, with recommendations, to present to the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor.

November 2020: New Policy