The UK unis with the most reports of sexual harassment and assault on Everyone’s Invited

The website received over 1,000 reports in a single week

Exeter University has had more reports of sexual harassment and assault than any other university in the country, according to Everyone’s Invited.

New data shared by the group with ITV shows that in just one week, over 1,000 students submitted anonymous reports of their experiences of sexual violence, assault and harassment.

Across 1,035 reports, 86 UK universities were named. Exeter had the highest amount of reports, with 65 testimonies. The university told The Tab student wellbeing is its “primary concern” and it is committed to tackling misogyny and violence against women.

Other universities with high numbers of reports of sexual assault and harassment include Oxford, with 57, and Edinburgh and Leeds, with 53 each.

Last month, The Tab reported sexual assault reports at UK universities have more than doubled in four years. A Tab investigation also found just one in 14 students report sexual assault cases to their uni.

Founder of Everyone’s Invited Soma Sara told ITV: “It’s about a rape culture.

“It’s a culture that has the effect of normalising and trivialising sexual violence … the sexism, the misogyny, the victim blaming. That sexism that exists at the fabric of our society is very much happening and prevalent at universities across the UK.”

These are the UK unis named in the 1,035 testimonies of sexual harassment and assault submitted to Everyone’s Invited in just one week:

University of Exeter – 65

University of Oxford – 57

University of Edinburgh – 53

University of Leeds – 53

UCL – 48

Durham University – 41

University of York – 40

University of Manchester – 38

Bristol University – 37

University of Cambridge – 36

Nottingham Trent – 32

Nottingham University – 30

Portsmouth University – 30

Kings College London – 28

London School of Economics – 26

Imperial – 25

Queens University Belfast – 15

All of these universities had five or less submissions to the site:

Aberdeen University

Arts University Bournemouth

Aston University

Bangor University

Birkbeck, University of London

Birmingham City University

Brighton University

Chester University

Chichester University

City University London

Coventry University

De Montfort University

Falmouth University

Glasgow Caldeonian University

Glasgow University

Goldsmith’s College London

Greenwich University

Harper Adams University

Heriot-Watt University

Holloway University (RHUL)

Huddersfield University

Keele University

Kingston University

Lancaster University

Leeds Beckett University

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool University

Loughborough University

London South Bank University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Middlesex University

Newcastle University

Northumbria University

Norwich University of Arts

Oxford Brookes

Plymouth University

Queen Mary University

Ravensbourne University

Reading University

Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield University

SOAS University London

Solent Southampton University

St. George’s, University of London

Staffordshire University

Stirling University

Surrey University

Sussex University

Swansea University

Teesside University

University of Bath

University of Bournemouth

University of Derby

University of East Anglia

University of Gloucestershire

University of Hull

University of Kent

University of Newcastle

University of Southampton

University of St Andrews

University of Strathclyde

University of Suffolk

University of Sunderland

University of the West of England

University of Wales

University of Wolverhampton

University of Lincoln

University of the Arts London

Warwick University

A University of Exeter spokesperson said: “The safety, security and wellbeing of our students is, and always will be, our primary concern. We have put in place a wide range of safety and support measures, improved our policies and reporting system and continue to work with students, colleagues and community partners to tackle misogyny and violence against women. We have made it clear to all members of our community that we have zero tolerance for sexual harassment, abuse or assault, and that criminal or disciplinary proceedings will be brought against those who commit these offences. Any form of violence or sexual violence is always a crime.

“We will continue to support each other and work together to keep all members of our community safe and feeling safe. We encourage all students to report and get the support they need through our Exeter Speaks Out web pages as well as our wellbeing support for students and staff or the Students’ Guild Advice Service or the Students’ Union Advice Service.”

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