Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention is an engaging online course with three main aims. Firstly, 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. Secondly, to support you in thinking about your own boundaries and how to talk about them. Thirdly, 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.
All USC students are encouraged to complete the Consent Matters module to create a shared understanding of consent and respectful relationships. You can access Consent Matters on Blackboard.
Consent is Sexy
Consent is Sexy promotes awareness and the practise of respect, consent and open discussion; responsible, safer sex; sexual health and emotional wellbeing; and gender equality and equality of rights in relationships. It initiates discussion on interpersonal and relationship abuse, sexual assault, intimate partner rape and acquaintance or date rape; and gender discrimination and homophobia.
The campaign aims for university students to gain an increased understanding and appreciation of the principles and practise of respect, consent and open discussion. It reinforces positive behaviour through increased knowledge and positive attitudes towards sexual consent. Expected outcomes are for students to be more informed about their sexual rights and more confident at negotiating boundaries and resolving differences in their intimate and other relationships through open, respectful communication.
You will see our student ambassadors out and about on campus please feel welcome to come up and say hi! You can ask our ambassadors questions about consent and they will have resources for you to take away. You are also invited to be a part of the campaign by registering to be trained as a ‘Consent is Sexy’ ambassador.
Students are invited to participate in these activities:
- Skills Training Workshop: Student volunteers are invited to ‘take ownership’ of the campaign - to creatively collaborate, plan, organise and roll-it out.
- Information Campaign: posters, leaflets, website.
- Promotional Campaign: t-shirts for student volunteers promoting campaign at events
- Events: promotion of campaign at Student Wellbeing events