The Mandala Project - I Love Consent

At DMU we are committed to challenging inappropriate behaviour. We do this as part of the Mandala Project by developing and offering training opportunities. We work closely with The SVDV Research Network and with De Montfort Student’s Union to actively challenge inappropriate behaviour. We promote healthy relationships and educate our community about respect and consent.

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In 2014, One in four female and one in 10 male undergraduates experience sexual assault while a student. Most of these incidents are committed by someone who the victim knows. (NUS)

One in seven students experience sexual assault or harassment.

In 2015, a UK wide poll of students found 31% of women said they had been victim of inappropriate touching or groping, and one in 20 said they had been pressured into sexual activity. One in eight male students had also been subjected to groping or unwanted advances.

Some 43 per cent of women and 60% of male victims did not tell anyone about the assault or abuse while at university. DMU has a zero tolerance policy towards this behavior. No-one should have to face this alone.

A 2015 survey of students found 17% had been harassed in their first week. (NUS)

One in four women and one in six men are affected by domestic violence, but the majority will never report

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