Sexual Assault

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse or rape and have been dealing with the consequences of this alone it may be time you sought support, advice or guidance. There are options available to you. You will have control over these options.

To have a chat in confidence about these options, you can arrange an appointment with the Welfare Adviser:

  • Email wellbeing@yorksj.ac.uk
  • Ask for a Welfare appointment at the Student Information Desk in Holgate Student Centre. T: 01904 876477

Report and Support

If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual violence or domestic abuse you can find out what support is available to you, through our new online report and support site.

Through the report and support site, if you do decide to report you can do this either anonymously or to a YSJ welfare adviser who can contact you and talk through your options.  

Sexual Assault or Rape or Abuse:

If you are in immediate danger or wish to report an incident to the police, please dial 999 or contact North Yorkshire Police to discuss your concerns on 101. 

Bridge House - Sexual Assault Referral Centre provide a service for women and men who have been sexually assaulted or raped recently or in the past. You can make a self referral to them and their website offers useful information. T: 0330 2230362

Alternatively, you can get in touch with Survive who are a York based charity providing support to men and women who have survived child sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault.

To access Welfare advice to discuss your options, please arrange an appointment:

  • Email wellbeing@yorksj.ac.uk
  • Ask for a Welfare appointment at the Student Information Desk in Holgate Student Centre. T: 01904 876477

Further useful advice and guidance can be found in the Student Information Factsheet.pdf (0.3 MB)

Sexual Consent

According to the Sexpression website, to consent to sexual activity means to give permission for a sexual act to happen because you want it to happen. Gaining consent from a person before engaging in any sexual activity with them is mandatory. No one should engage in sexual activity with you without your consent. If they do, this is sexual assault or rape, depending on the activity.

Consent must be given:

  1. by both/all partners
  2. freely
  3. enthusiastically
  4. every time and for every sexual act

Remember that engaging in a sexual act without the other person’s consent is, in the eyes of the law; sexual assault or rape.

For further information visit Sexpression website.

To access Welfare advice to discuss your options, please arrange an appointment:

  • Email wellbeing@yorksj.ac.uk
  • Ask for a Welfare appointment at the Student Information Desk in Holgate Student Centre. T: 01904 876477

As part of a consent campaign, YSJU students created a short film where they talk about what consent means to them.

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