Sexual assault is a criminal offence and contrary to the University Dignity at Work and Study Policy.

A person commits sexual assault if they intentionally touch another person, the touching is sexual and the person does not consent. 

It involves all unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature and ranges from pinching, embracing, groping and kissing, to rape and serious sexual assault which involves penetration without consent. 

A person must have the capacity to give free agreement. Capacity is based on the person: 
  • Being the right age 
  • Being sober 
  • Having the mental and physical ability to freely agree 
  • Not being threatened or afraid of harm 
  • Not being detained against their will 

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Find out more 
  • Citizens Advice. Provide information on rape and sexual assault 
  • Met. Police Provide further information on definitions of sexual assault, rape and consent. 
  • Rape Crisis. Provide information on the different types of sexual violence. 

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