The University of Lincoln Students’ Union has today launched its Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance campaign as a part of Sexual Health week.

The event coincided with World Contraception Day. Photo: Bethany Lee.

The event, also known as SHAG, coincided with World Contraception Day and included free sexual health check-ups provided by the Lincoln Community Health Service, confidential advice and giveaways.

The Students’ Union’s VP Activities, Cassie Coakley says: “Sexual awareness is so important, especially if you are a young adult who has moved away from home, you need to know how to be healthy and safe and to know where to seek advice and help. It’s one of those things that people are embarrassed to talk about.”

“We organise the event at the start of the year for the freshers and following on in the year we’ll be doing more events on sexual health awareness.”

The annual #NoMore campaign from the Lincolnshire County Council was also promoted at the University as a part of the week, with posters being distributed of Ask for Angela.

Ask for Angela is a scheme for when if someone is feeling uncomfortable, they can go to the bar and ‘ask for Angela’ and the staff will discreetly make sure they’re safe. Many clubs around Lincoln take part in this, including venues popular with students, such as Home, Bierkeller and Circle.

Ask for Angela aims to ensure that people feel safer in pubs and clubs. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council
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