News 30 November: Let's talk about consent! webinar recording

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Help make safer, more inclusive spaces for everyone in the Brookes community

At Oxford Brookes University, we believe that everyone deserves to be treated equitably and respectfully, to be heard and valued, and to access accurate information so that thoughtful choices can be made.

We know this is rarely straightforward when considering issues of sexual consent.

This is why over the next 3-5 years staff and students across the University are designing a sexual consent education programme which will support everyone to engage with the complexities of consent. Together we are striving for a safe and respectful campus for all.

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We asked our students what they thought about consent, watch our video to find out what they said.

About sexual consent education

Oxford Brookes is an inclusive, safe and respectful university. There’s no place for sexual violence or abuse here. We expect all Brookes students to play their part in building an inclusive, safe and respectful campus.

Student participation is vital and we are working hard to develop a trauma-informed staff-student dialogue which breaks down issues of mistrust. To achieve this, we are working closely with students, Brookes Union and external consultants.

It’s important to us that students continue to be involved as we further develop sexual consent education at Oxford Brookes. So whatever your opinions, get in touch with us so that we can make this better and represent you: consent@brookes.ac.uk.

Sexual consent education course for students

Understanding consent means we're all able to have more safe, ethical and enjoyable sexual experiences. 

This course supports you to:

  • understand the law as well as the gender norms, stereotypes and cultural factors which may affect someone's ability to consent 
  • communicate about consent with partners
  • know what to do if you or a friend experiences harassment or violence.

To access the course:

  • Click 'Start the sexual consent education' course below.
  • Log in to Moodle with your Brookes student number and password.
  • Type or copy and paste the word Ready in the enrolment key box
  • Click 'Enrol me' to access the course.

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Brook Young People, introduction to sexual consent modules

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Webinar series

The Let's talk about consent! webinar series is designed to open up conversations with staff, students and our wider communities about the complexities of sexual consent education. 

A panel of experts are guided by pre-submitted questions and those from the audience during the event. Each panel is formed of people involved in sexual consent work and chaired by Saskia Clubb, President of Brookes Union.

Why is sexual consent education important?

Who should be talking about consent?

How do we talk about consent?

Regional support

Regional Sexual Assault Referral Centres:

Thames Valley SARC Bicester
SOLACE Centre
Police House
Queens Avenue
Bicester
OX26 2NT
Tel: 0800 970 9952

Swindon Sanctuary SARC
The Gables
Shrivenham Road
South Marston
Swindon
SN3 4RB
Tel: 01793 781917

Other support:

  • Victims First Specialist Service provides specialist support for victims and witnesses of crime including rape and sexual abuse.
  • Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre offers a free and confidential service to self-identifying women who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence, and to anyone who is supporting them.
  • SurvivorsUK offer a free and confidential service to anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past who are dealing with effects of sexual violence, and to anyone who is supporting them.
  • Galup offer confidential and independent practical advice and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence.

Sexual Consent Education Student Contributor, BrookesEDGE

If you participate in a sexual consent education project, you can sign up for BrookesEDGE. This is open to all students but you must register interest in participating in a Sexual Consent Education programme before applying by emailing: sexualconsenteducation@brookes.ac.uk.

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BrookesEDGE is a co-curricular scheme run by the University and Brookes Union to help students make the most of their time at University and to become ready for the job market.

Contact us

If you have ideas for educational events and activities, or you would like to get involved in the project, please email: consent@brookes.ac.uk.

What our students say...

“Informative, important and eye-opening”

Will

“Interactive, informative and knowledgeable”

Anusha