Canterbury Christ Church University
The university has a number of campuses in Kent, spread across Medway, Rochester and Canterbury.
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: ‘Report and Support’ is due to be implemented for the next academic year which allows students to anonymously report sexual assault. However currently there is no system in place.
- Campaigns: The university runs an ‘Expect Respect’ campaign which promotes an inclusive environment where everyone can be free from sexual harassment.
- Sexual assault advice page: There is no advice specifically relating to sexual assault on the university’s ‘Support, advice and wellbeing’ web page.
- External contacts: Under ‘Getting Support’ the university provide details for the East Kent Rapeline and other local charities for survivors of sexual violence and assault.
- Other measures: The university is also implementing ‘Bystander Intervention Training’ to support students and staff to prevent sexual assaults and harassment.
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