New initiative enables Lincoln students to report cases of sexual misconduct online

The University of Lincoln’s Student Wellbeing Centre has launched a new online form for students to report sexual misconduct.

Photo: Kieran Hymus.

The initiative, made available to students from today, sees those who report a case invited to attend a meeting with one of the centre’s advisors to discuss any support they may need.

Julie Spencer, Head of the Student Wellbeing Service at the University of Lincoln, said: “The issue of consent is one that has rightly become more frequently discussed in recent years, and at Lincoln we have always supported wider campaigns like #NoMore by the local authorities, and bystander intervention programmes.

“This new online resource is building on an already robust system of support that we have in place – we’re taking our advice and guidance and putting it into a digital format which we know our students will engage well with.

“We’re being proactive rather than responding to an issue – we know that topics like consent are really important for young people to discuss, and it’s this kind of open and transparent activity which empowers people to make smart choices, speak out if they need to, and most importantly, feel supported.”

Students can report a case of sexual misconduct via the Student Services website.

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