Let's be Clear on Consent


The University of Nottingham is working with the Students' Union to raise awareness about sexual consent amongst our students and staff.

Let’s be Clear on Consent is a University initiative that aims to provide students with information about sexual consent as well as tackle the myths and misunderstandings about sexual consent, rape and sexual abuse.

Download the 'Let's be Clear on Consent' information leaflet (pdf) PDF format

Have a watch of sexual consent explained using 'cup of tea' analogy.

Below, you can find help and support, including where to go if you have experienced sexual assault or rape.

 Consent Hand

Let's be Clear on Consent



Support at the University

Student Welfare Services
Please speak to someone at the University so they can support you. You may initially want to speak to a staff member you know for guidance, but if you are still unsure about who to contact and you wish to speak to a member of the welfare team for advice, email  consent@nottingham.ac.uk, and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note this email address is not a helpline and if you need to speak to someone urgently, contact the Police, Topaz or the University Security Team.

Have you experienced sexual violence recently or in the past? Notts SVS Service Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) can assist you in understanding your rights and the services you can access.

ISVAs offer support during this difficult time, accepting and understanding how you may be feeling. They provide practical and emotional support as well as support in the Criminal Justice System.

If you would like to talk to an ISVA, there is a drop-in every Monday in room C25 Portland Building, Student Welfare (behind Students’ Union Advice) from
2-4pm. Just turn up but please report to reception first.

For more information about Notts SVS Service and the support they provide. please go to:
w: nottssvss.org.uk/how-we-can-help/

Campus Security
Campus security aim to ensure the University of Nottingham is a safe and secure place for students, staff and visitors. They can assist with crime prevention, reporting and investigation.                                  
t: 0115 951 3013 for Security Control Room
t: 0115 951 8888 for Emergencies 

University Counselling Service 
Offer free confidential support to students and staff.
t: 0115 951 3695                      

University Off Campus Affairs Team
Based in Lenton Hurst offering support and advice to students living off campus.                             
t: 0115 951 4649/0115 748 4517

Chaplaincy and Faith Support     
Chaplains support students and staff of any faith or none. A quiet word in a confidential space can be arranged at short notice.                  
t: 0115 951 3931

Students' Union Services

Students' Union Advice
Provides impartial advice and information to students.
t: 0115 846 8730 

Nightline is a listening service run by students for students.
t: 0115 951 4980





Specialist Services

There are specialist services that can help. Sometimes you may just want to talk to someone first.

We advise that you download the 'Let's be Clear on Consent' booklet for full details of all services.

The Topaz Centre
(Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
Offers free support and practical help to anyone over 18 who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.

Topaz provides a crisis response and supports clients to access medical care and provides a secure and safe location to gather forensic evidence.

This service is available without police involvement for those over the age of 18. You don't have to report the assault to the police if you don't want to.

t: 0800 085 9993 to make an appointment
e: notts.sarc@nhs.net (secure email)

Nottinghamshire Police
In an emergency call 999 immediately. In any other situation call the non-emergency number, 101.

A police officer specially trained to help with sexual offences will accompany you to the Topaz Centre (Nottinghamshire’s sexual assault referral centre). You can ask the University Security Team to contact the police on your behalf. 

If you are at immediate risk and on campus, you should ring Security immediately t: 0115 951 8888.

Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services
Offers support to anyone aged 13 and over, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, recently or in the past.
t: 0115 941 0440

East Midlands Children and Young People's Sexual Assault Service
Children and young people aged 17 and under
t: 0800 183 0023

Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors (ISAS)
Helpline and counselling to male and female survivors of rape and childhood abuse.
t: 0115 824 0314

Women’s Aid
Offers language line/type talk and text phone service for women who have experienced domestic abuse.
t: 0808 2000 247 – helpline, 24-hour Freephone
e: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Revenge Porn Helpline
The UK’s only service dedicated to supporting all adults who have been victims of intimate image abuse. They provide free, non-judgemental and confidential advice and support via email and phone
t: 0345 6000 459
e: help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk

Your GP
The University of Nottingham Health Service (registered patients only).
t: 0115 846 8888


University Sexual Misconduct Policy

This policy outlines how the University will identify and respond to allegations of incidents of sexual misconduct between student members of the University community. Download the policy here.

The University of Nottingham

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3666
email: studentcommsoffice@nottingham.ac.uk