King’s has introduced an online course about consent which is ‘strongly recommended’
It will be available to all first year students
King's University has introduced a course about consent and bystander intervention for first years and new students.
It will include quizzes, interactive games and character scenarios to teach "the importance of good communication, clear boundaries and mutual respect".
An online course entitled "Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention" has been launched this academic year at King's College.
Its introduction is courtesy of KCL's anti-harassment campaign, It Stops Here, and features three principal goals:
1) "To help you understand sexual consent, so that you know when you have it and how to recognise situations when it can and can't be given, whatever your gender or sexuality."
2) "To support you in thinking about your own boundaries and how to talk about them."
3) "To demonstrate different ways you could step in if you see or hear something you're uncomfortable with and make your university community a better place."
While participation will not be mandatory, it is strongly recommended to incoming KCL students of any year.
KCL's It Stops Here campaign has commented to The Tab on Twitter to say that this course "will be mentioned in introduction lectures this week and next week, currently only first years are enrolled on KEATS."