What is sexual consent?

Do you have all the facts on sexual consent? Watch this video from New Zealand Police to hear uni students’ views on sexual consent – what it is, how to ask for it, and how to know when you’ve got it. 

A person consents to sexual activity if they do it actively, freely, voluntarily and consciously without being pressured into it. 

Sexual violence includes any unwanted or unconsented sexual behaviour, comments or harassment. 

No consent = sexual violence

Sexual Harm

If something happens to you or someone you know:

  • Get to a safe place if you are able.
  • Call Tiaki Paenga | UC Security on 0800 823 637 or through one of the pourewa | help point towers stationed around campus. 
  • If you don’t feel comfortable calling UC Security, consider calling someone you know and trust or the Police (dial 111) so that they can help you make the next step.

We want you to feel safe and confident to speak up and to be heard. There are both formal and informal ways to do this.

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