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.

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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 please contact the Police, Topaz or the University Security Team.

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 9513013 for Security Control Room
t: 0115 9518888 for Emergencies 

University Counselling Service 
Offer free confidential support to students and staff.
t: 0115 951 3695                       www.nottingham.ac.uk/counselling

University Off Campus Affairs Team
Based in the Trent Building offering support and advice to students living off campus.                             
t: 0115 9514649/0115 7484517

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 9513931

Nottingham services video

Watch a video from Nottinghamshire Police detailing the services available for victims of rape and serious sexual assault.


Student Union Services

Student’s Union Advice
Provides impartial advice and information to students.
T: 0115846870 

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 someone to talk to first.

The Topaz Centre
Supports both men and women aged over 13 years old who have been raped or sexually assaulted. This support is available whether or not you wish to report an incident to the police for those aged 18 years or older. The Topaz Centre provides a crisis response and supports clients to access medical care and provides a secure and safe location to gather forensic evidence. 
t: 0845 600 15 88 to discuss your options or self-refer.
Email support@topazcentre.org.uk

The Topaz Centre's 'get help now' webpage also gives basic information on what to do following a sexual assault.

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 on 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

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 800 0340 – helpline, 24-hour Freephone
t: 0115 947 6490 – referrals
t: 0115 947 5257 – office

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


Topaz Sexual Assault Referral Centre clinic

The Topaz Sexual Assault Referral Centre is running a clinic at the University of Nottingham during the 2017 Autumn semester.

Topaz supports people who have been affected by sexual violence (recently or in the past). If you are over 18 years old, this support may be available whether or not you wish to report an incident to the police.Topaz is able to provide a 24/7 crisis response and can support you in accessing medical care as well as gathering forensic evidence.


The clinic will be running from the University Counselling Service, The Orchards, University Park. This will provide a confidential space for the service. The University will hold no information on people using the service, with Topaz managing their own waiting area.


The clinic will run every Monday from 25 September until 11 December (inclusive).

What will the service offer?

The service will offer a drop-in clinic every Monday morning from 10am-1pm where you can get advice and support. An appointment service will be available from 2-5pm for emergencies and people already using the service. Appointments can only be made by contacting the central Topaz service at www.nottssvss.org.uk/how-we-can-help/sarc/ 

If you have been sexually assaulted recently, please contact the Topaz Centre immediately for urgent advice and support.
t: 0845 600 15 88 (24/7)
e: support@topazcentre.org.uk  

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