7 March 2017

The National Union of Students (NUS) Women’s Campaign is partnering with The 1752 Group to launch a ground-breaking piece of research into sexual misconduct by university staff towards students.

This pioneering project will involve a national survey of staff and students with an anticipated 3000 responses, as well as qualitative research interviewing those impacted, and examining how institutions respond to this issue. This will draw on the model of the NUS ‘Hidden Marks’ campaign and research carried out in 2011 focusing on student-student sexual harassment, which has led to a sea-change in universities’ approaches to this issue.

The research on staff sexual misconduct will form the basis for a comprehensive public report on staff sexual misconduct to be released in 2018. It is expected that this research will be used by national organisations such as the Universities UK and the Equality Challenge Unit to propose changes in the sector.

The launch of the campaign was recently featured in the Guardian.

More details can be found on the NUS website.

We will provide further details on the campaign as it develops. If you would like to be involved, please do get in contact.