Students in Oxford and Cambridge to undergo courses in sexual consent

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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.

Rugby players at Oxford University will also be made to attend anti-misogyny workshops later in the year to stamp out ‘lad culture’ among players.

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’.