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Cambridge sexual misbehavior guideline modification’re- victimises’ trainees

One of the women affected by Cambridge University’s decision not to investigate some student complaints of sexual misconduct, including rape, said it has left her feeling abandoned and re-victimised. “Faye” (not her real name) said this summer’s ruling by Cambridge’s discipline committee that sexual misconduct should no longer be covered by the university’s general disciplinary…

Warwick University not safe, states female targeted by ‘rape chat’

One of the female students targeted by a male “rape chat” group at the University of Warwick has warned women and minorities that it is not a safe place to study. Danielle – not her real name – questioned the fitness of the university’s vice-chancellor, Stuart Croft, to do his job because of his response…

The Warwick ‘rape chat’ case exposes universities’ failings on sexual violence|Nicole...

The Warwick case is widely referred to as the “rape chat” case. It sounds relatively innocuous on first hearing, but actually refers to a serious case of sexual misconduct including making threats to rape. Many student societies or courses now have large Facebook or WhatsApp chat groups outside of formal university communication systems. The Warwick…

Warwick University apologises to females targeted by ‘rape chat’

The vice-chancellor of Warwick University has apologised to the female students targeted by a male “rape chat” group after an independent report said the university needed to improve its procedures for dealing with sexual violence and misconduct. The report by lawyer Sharon Persaud is critical of the university’s handling of the scandal, which erupted last…

Universities prompted to employ personnel to examine unwanted sexual advances

Universities should hire specialist staff to investigate hate crimes and sexual harassment against their students, according to a report commissioned by the higher education regulator for England. The institutions were also urged to encourage greater levels of reporting of such incidents, and hold sessions on consent for undergraduates and postgraduates, along with “bystander training” for…

Majority of UK trainees state they have actually dealt with undesirable...

Sexual misconduct is rife at UK universities, with more than half of students saying they have experienced unwanted advances and assault, ranging from explicit messages to rape, research shows. But a survey of 5,649 students, for the charity Brook and the student database Dig-In, found that only a fraction of those affected reported the incidents…

A ‘responsibility of care’ for sexists– not surprising that Warwick trainees...

The University of Warwick is renowned for academic excellence, but for many who have studied there, it has a reputation for very different reasons. Today the student union is supporting a protest on campus against “sexism, racism and rape culture” at the university. It was reported last week that two male undergraduates who were among…

Warwick University states rape danger set will not return

Two men involved in a student message group that aimed rape threats at women at Warwick University will not be returning to the campus, its vice-chancellor has said, heading off a backlash against an earlier decision to allow them to restart their studies. Stuart Croft revealed on Monday evening that the two men would not…

Ladies ‘horrified’ as trainees permitted to return after rape messages

Women discussed as rape targets by a group of male students at the University of Warwick say they are terrified of seeing the men return to campus after the university reduced the length of their suspension. Last year five men were barred or suspended by the university over their membership of a long-running group chat…

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