News & Media Articles


Victoria Derbyshire interview featuring Dr Emma Chapman speaking about NDAs and her experience of staff sexual misconduct, Victoria Derbyshire (17 Apr 2019)

Ending sexual misconduct in UK universities and protecting students, An interview with co-founder Dr Tiffany Page on the work and priorities of The 1752 Group, LSE (6 Nov 2017).

Co-founder Dr Anna Bull talks on TRT World about the increasing debate and discussion of sexual harassment occurring across different sectors (4 Nov 2017).

Press Releases

First ever national survey launched to investigate staff sexual misconduct in higher education (17 Nov 2017)

National Union of Students and The 1752 Group announce action into staff-student sexual misconduct in higher education (7 Mar 2017)

Press release on the Universities UK Report taskforce on violence against women, harassment and hate crime in universities (20 Oct 2016)


Ending staff to student sexual misconduct in Higher Education, The Undisciplining Sessions Episode 2, The Sociological Review Podcast (Jan 2019).

Report It. Stop It: how can reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence change the culture, London School of Economics and Political Science (16 Oct 2017).

The event write up can be found here.

Speakers: Dr Jennifer Cirone, Winnie Li, Dr Tiffany Page, Professor Alison Phipps, Fiona Waye
Chair: Dr Marsha Henry

Media Features

British universities spend £87m ‘gagging staff’, The Times (18 Apr 2019)

UK universities face ‘gagging order’ criticism, BBC (17 Apr 2019)

We must remove the veil of silence’: Here’s why activists say universities’ use of NDA ‘gagging orders’ shouldn’t be tolerated, iNews (17 Apr 2019)

Universities using gagging clauses and six-figure payout to cover up serial sexual harassment, MPs told, The Telegraph (26 Mar 2019)

World ‘should follow Australia’s lead’ on staff-student sex, Times Higher Education (3 Aug 2018)

Sex harassment victims force University College London to end gagging orders, The Times (28 July 2018)

University of Cambridge admits significant sexual misconduct problem, The Guardian (5 Feb 2018).

NUS to investigate sexual harassment at universities, The Guardian (17 Nov 2017)

Professor ‘had breasts fondled at parties’ by fellow academics, The Times (17 Nov 2017)

National Union of Students to investigate sexual harassment by staff at British universities, ITV News (17 Nov 2017)

NUS launches investigation into sexual harassment at universities, Manchester Evening News (17 Nov 2017)

Sexual misconduct in academia: A culture in denial? Times Higher Education (16 Nov 2017)

Bias, stereotyping and harassment: what women battle, (28 Jul 2017)

More universities must confront sexual harassment, Nature journal (26 Jul 2017)

Cultural change is needed to tackle sexual harassment on campus, The Guardian (20 Jul 2017)

Goldsmiths paid almost £200k compensation over sexual harassment claims, Evening Standard (7 Mar 2017)

Calls for action by universities on ‘epidemic’ of harassment on campus, The Guardian (6 Mar 2017)

New sexual harassment claims at Goldsmiths spark calls for inquiry, The Guardian (6 Mar 2017

Sexual harassment ‘at epidemic levels’ in UK universities, TheGuardian (5 Mar 2017)

Sexual abuse and harassment by university staff against students – further work to address the issue, Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK, (3 Feb 2017)

What will happen in higher education in 2017?, The Guardian (5 Jan 2017)

Sexual harassment panel condemns ‘culture of condoning’, Varsity (5 Dec 2016)

Universities Told To Take “A Zero-Tolerance Approach” To Sexual Violence on Campus, BuzzFeed News (21 Oct 2016)

Universities must offer ‘joined-up’ response on harassment and abuse, Times Higher Education (21 Oct 2016)

Universities are making radical new changes to how they deal with rape, Broadly (21 Oct 2016)

Why do we forget that university staff also harass students? By Dr Ann Olivarius, Medium (21 Oct 2016). Follow @AnnOlivarius

Zero tolerance to sexual violence required on campus, University World News (21 Oct 2016)

UK universities turn “blind eye” to sex harassment – claim, The Complete University Guide (30 Aug 2016)

Sexual harassment of students by university staff hidden by non-disclosure agreements, The Guardian (26 Aug 2016)

Opinion Pieces

Universities must stop making it up as they go along on staff-student complaintsWonkHE (12 March 2020).

Universities can no longer turn a blind eye to staff dating students, Students view staff dating their peers as ‘predatory’. Yet few universities have policies on appropriate teaching relationships. Guardian (4 Apr 2018)

Why We Need To Address Staff Sexual Misconduct In Higher Education, The latest findings by the Guardian on the prevalence of allegations of staff sexual misconduct in UK universities. Huffington Post (7 Mar 2017)

Bringing the HE sector up to date on staff-to-student sexual misconduct, The last few months have seen a slew of headlines revealing serious problems of sexual misconduct from academic staff towards students in higher education. ProtectED (3 Feb 2017)

Staff-to-student sexual harassment must be tackled urgently, Our sector and profession urgently needs a conversation and action about staff-to-student sexual harassment, which is more prevalent than many realise. WonkHE (21 Sept 2016)