Getting consent means actively gaining someone's permission to do something before doing it. Sexual consent means a person willingly agrees to engage in sexual activity. You should respect other people's bodies and personal boundaries. So always make sure your partner is participating freely and readily.
If you are going to be sexually active whilst at University, it is important that you understand consent.
Given freely and enthusiastically. You should not pressure, force, manipulate or coerce anybody into to doing anything they do not want to do.
A conscious decision. A person cannot consent if they are asleep, passed out or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are unsure about whether someone is able to give consent you should not engage in sexual activity with that person.
Continuous. They can change their minds at any time. Consenting to one type of sexual activity is not consenting to all sexual activity.
If you feel that someone is at risk, help them get home safely. If you feel that someone is behaving in a problematic way, intervene:
Any sexual contact or behaviour that occurs without explicit agreement or consent may be considered sexual violence. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment, assault or violence there is help available. Visit the Sexual Violence web page for more information or to report an incident.