University of Southampton
The University of Southampton has seven campuses, five in Southampton and one in Winchester.
We ranked all 29 universities in the south of England against the following best practice criteria to assess how well each institution raises awareness of help available to survivors and encourages them to report. Other marks are given for campaigns and extra measures which show the university’s engagement with preventing and responding to sexual assault. Each received a mark out of 5.
- Anonymous form: The university does not have anonymous form to report incidents of sexual assault.
- Campaigns: ‘Expect Respect’ is a joint initiative ran by the university and students’ union educating students on consent.
- Sexual assault advice page: As part of the above campaign, there is online advice on what to do after an incident and details of how the university can help.
- External contacts: The aforementioned web page also includes details of support outside of the university, this includes the police, the local sexual assault referral centre and other charities for survivors.
- Other measures: The university has invested in ‘Bystander Intervention Training’ to teach students how to safely intervene in instances of sexual violence, domestic abuse or stalking.
A spokesperson for the university said: “The University of Southampton has worked with the Students’ Union, the Police and local charities to launch appropriate campaigns to raise awareness around the issues of sexual consent. This has had a positive impact in terms of more students reporting sexual harassment to the University.”