OUR SPACE: how common is sexual violence at universities?

Read about the first study attempting to measure the prevalence of sexual violence in higher education institutions in the UK.


Study leaders consulted It Happens Here, as well as the University’s Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service, the Oxford Student Union and university communications officials.


Steele, Bridget et al. “Oxford Understanding Relationships, Sex, Power, Abuse and Consent Experiences (OUR SPACE) cross-sectional survey: a study protocol.” BMJ open vol. 11,11 e051826. 2 Nov. 2021, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051826


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