On-campus sexual incidents

Request 

Dear Sir/Madam,

1. (a) For the combined total of the last three academic years (15/16) (16/17) and (17/18) how many cases have been reported to the university authorities of incidents when female students have claimed to have been the victim of a sexual assault? (b) How many of these were alleged to have been committed by a male student?

2. (a) How many of these sexual assaults were alleged to have been rapes, and (b) in how many of the cases was a male student identified as the alleged attacker?

3. Over the same time period please state what, if any, university disciplinary sanctions, were imposed on male students in connection with carrying out these alleged sexual assaults on female students?

4. For the (17/18) academic year how many cases have been reported to the university authorities of incidents when female students have claimed to have been the victim of any kind of sexual abuse or harassment from male students at the university? If derogatory or abusive language was part of the complaint, either verbally or online, then for each case give the exact words that were alleged to have been used against the woman.

Regards,

Response

 

Dear Mr.., 
 
I write further to your request for information dated 15 March 2019.  This request has been handled by the University in accordance with its duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA"). 
 
You requested details of:

1. (a) For the combined total of the last three academic years (15/16) (16/17) and (17/18) how many cases have been reported to the university authorities of incidents when female students have claimed to have been the victim of a sexual assault? (b) How many of these were alleged to have been committed by a male student?

a) 2015/16 - 0
    2016/17 - 0
    2017/18 - 2 
 
b) 2

2. (a) How many of these sexual assaults were alleged to have been rapes, and (b) in how many of the cases was a male student identified as the alleged attacker?

a) 0

b) n/a

3. Over the same time period please state what, if any, university disciplinary sanctions, were imposed on male students in connection with carrying out these alleged sexual assaults on female students?

Your request is refused under s.40 FOIA as the figures are so small, it is possible that individuals could be identified.    

4. For the (17/18) academic year how many cases have been reported to the university authorities of incidents when female students have claimed to have been the victim of any kind of sexual abuse or harassment from male students at the university? If derogatory or abusive language was part of the complaint, either verbally or online, then for each case give the exact words that were alleged to have been used against the woman.

Zero

 
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