Plymouth Marjon University
Plymouth Marjon University, legally known as University of St Mark and St John, has one campus on the edge of Plymouth. It specialises in creative arts, sport and health sciences.
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: There is not a form on the university’s website that allows survivors to report an incident anonymously. However, the university is looking to implement one in collaboration with the students’ union.
- Campaigns: The university say they raise awareness of sexual assault every year during Freshers Week.
- Sexual assault advice page: There is advice on domestic abuse and rape, both a form of sexual assault, in the student handbook which is available online. It does not give advice on what to do next but does provide the email address for the university’s counselling service. The university also say advice and support for survivors is available via their internal Student Learning Space.
- External contacts: Details for local charities and the sexual assault referral centre are available both on the student handbook and via the university’s internal Student Learning Space.
- Other measures: A spokesperson for the university said: “We run consent training every year in Freshers Week to ensure both male and female students are aware of consent guidelines.”