56 per cent of students say consent classes should be compulsory at university

Nearly every single person said they believe consent should also be taught at school

Over half of UK students think that consent classes on campus should be compulsory, says new research.

56 per cent of people who answered the question on babe’s sexual assault and consent survey were in favour of making the classes compulsory, and only 41 per cent said they thought they were patronising.

A massive 91 per cent said they believed consent should be taught in schools.

Only 256 people of the 14,000 strong survey admitted to walking out of a consent class. One respondent wrote: “I feel like that just represents a negative image, consent classes are only being taught because certain events have made them necessary.

It’s like they were talking to toddlers.”

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The full breakdown of which universities supported consent classes the most are as follows (per cent):

Oxford – 70
York – 65
Sussex – 62
Bristol – 61
RHUL – 59
Norwich – 59
Durham – 59
Reading – 58
Oxford Brookes – 58
Birmingham – 58
Bath – 57
UWE – 56
Manchester – 56
Lancaster – 56
Kent – 56
Liverpool – 55
Aberystwyth – 55
UCL – 54
Glasgow – 54
QUB – 54
Sheffield – 53
Newcastle – 53
Leicester – 53
Cardiff – 52
Nottingham Trent – 51
Nottingham – 51
Leeds – 51
King’s – 51
Edinburgh – 48
Loughborough – 46
Hull – 41
Exeter – 41
Southampton – 39
Aberdeen – 39
Warwick – 39

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