Most students think sexual consent test should be compulsory for university, survey suggests

One third say pornography has taught them more about sex than formal education, Zoe Tidman reports

Thursday 29 April 2021 08:13
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More than half of students in a new poll believe there should be a test on consent before starting university
More than half of students in a new poll believe there should be a test on consent before starting university
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ost students believe it should be compulsory to pass a sexual consent test before university, according to a new poll.

In the survey by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) think-tank, under a third said they felt very confident about navigating consent after drinking alcohol.

Meanwhile, more than 10 per cent said they were not confident on how to communicate consent clearly or what constitutes sexual assault and violence, as well as sexual harassment.

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