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Sexual Violence Support

We want our students to feel safe and informed and would like to remind you that we are here for you.

Content warning: Sexual violence/sexual abuse  

The contents of this page contain topics related to sexual violence, therefore some of the content might be of a sensitive nature to readers. 

UWLSU advocates strongly against sexual abuse, violence and misconduct. We strongly believe that students have a right to study and live free from harassment, objectification and sexual violence.  

As of 2019, Parliament recognised that reports of rape, sexual assault and harassment in universities had trebled over the previous 3 years. This cements the importance of the issue, and how prominent it has become. 

Our aims 

We want our students to feel safe and informed. UWLSU are always here for you, whatever the situation and we want you to know that we offer confidential support, with anything you need. We can support you with being as informed with all options as possible. 

UWLSU continuously works on our sexual violence prevention strategies to keep improving. We support and participate in awareness campaigns throughout the year. You can also talk to us and your elected officers about any improvements or issues that you wish to raise. 

How to get help 

Our Advice Team are always here to help you with whatever you need. You can meet with them through our drop-in service, face-to-face or over the phone. Find out how to talk to an advisor here

You can make a complaint through our website here, to help us address the issue and handle it in the best way possible. You will also receive support from our Advice Team by following the steps outlined on the page. 

If you are seeking any support following from sexual assault, then go to your nearest Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for specialist support.

If you are experiencing any domestic abuse, you can insert your location here where they will have a safe and descreet room for you to reach out to any friends and family, or contact any specialist support service. 

Our Partnerships

We've partnered with Spectra London, a free sexual health & wellbeing service. They will be attending our Welcome Fair to give support & advice to anyone who needs it! Come by and have a chat to find out more about them.

How to get involved 

  • Keep up to date with campaigns on our social media. 

  • Stay informed about consent and topics surrounding sexual violence – to receive information about consent, email Maisie and she will be in contact shortly. 

  • Email with any suggestions surrounding our campaigns and the topic.