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Freshers' Guide to... Sexual Consent

September 8, 2017

All universities work hard to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for students, especially during freshers’ week. After all, we want you to have a great time! You will probably be partying, meeting new people, and perhaps even enjoying a drink or two.

In all the excitement, there can be occasions when it’s wise to step back and take a moment to think. There’s a difference between lighthearted banter and abusive behaviour: don’t let any situation escalate to the latter. If someone in a group you’re with crosses the line, speak up.

If you’re lucky enough to get intimately acquainted with someone, please take consent seriously. Make sure you understand what is and what isn’t acceptable and legal behaviour. Getting this wrong would have serious consequences for everyone involved.

We recommend the BBC Documentary Is this rape: sex on trial (registration required) linked to from this article – please do take an hour to watch it.

Freshers: Important Vaccinations Update

August 23, 2017

  • Please check your vaccinations are up to date before coming to University. It takes 2 weeks for vaccinations to take effect.
  • In particular, please check whether you’ve been vaccinated against Meningitis ACWY, and against MMR.

Travelling To University

August 15, 2017

It’s important to plan how you’ll get to University for the first time and how you’ll commute once you’re studying here.
Where you live and how you get about has a big impact on your quality of life while studying.

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