Freshers at Oxford and Cambridge universities are being put in classes telling them not to rape.
Each first year has to attend a controversial ‘consent class’ during Freshers’ Week in October, which teaches
students not to sexually assault others.
Classes at Oxford University are compulsory – with the same workshops at Cambridge being run on an opt-out basis.
The initiative has been branded too little too late by some, with one student saying: ‘I’ve never been to a consent class and I’ve still managed never to have sexually assaulted anyone.’
But Orla White – Vice President for Women at Oxford University, has defended the classes, saying the discussions ‘break taboos’.