What is Consent.Ed?
At LSE and LSE Students’ Union we are committed to creating a safe and supportive community and tackling sexual violence. To help us do this, we launched Consent.Ed.
Consent.Ed is an educational programme that explores issues around consent, and provides an opportunity for us to discuss how we can look out for one another and create a respectful and inclusive campus.
We all benefit from learning more about what it means to seek and give consent, as well as how to safely intervene when a situation isn’t quite right. The sessions will empower you to become an active bystander and make positive decisions about your own relationships and interactions with others.
It’s expected of you and everyone in the LSE community to take part in Consent.Ed.
What do I need to do?
All students are expected to complete the Consent.Ed online course before coming to campus.
If you have previously completed the course, there’s a ‘refresher’ course designed specifically for those who’ve previously taken part in Consent.Ed.
First year undergraduates, General Course students, and students who are committee members of any Students’ Union club or society, are expected to attend an in-person Consent.Ed session after completing the online course. All students are encouraged and welcome to attend an in-person Consent.Ed session.
Consent.Ed sessions will be held on campus and in all LSE halls of residence in the first few weeks of term. All residents are expected to attend if they feel able to.
You can help build a positive consent culture at LSE by completing the online course and signing up for a Consent.Ed below!
CONTENT WARNING: Both the online and in-person course discusses topics of sexual assault, harassment, abuse and rape. We recognise the sensitive nature of Consent.Ed and students who feel unable to participate for personal reasons can opt out. Please note that we will hold survivors-only sessions alongside our open sessions.
Survivor Only Workshop and Opting Out
As we recognise the sensitive nature of Consent.Ed, students who feel unable to participate for personal reasons can opt out. This year, we will be offering survivor workshops led by Not The Only One and students are also able to opt out altogether. Further details on how to book these and opt out altogether can be found below. For more information on the workshops, please click here.
BookING your IN PERSON WORKSHOPS
The in-person sessions will be led by LSE students, who are trained to facilitate discussion in a safe and care-centred space.
As this is a sensitive issue, we have designed Consent.Ed to be empowering and have been careful about the content. Our student facilitators have been trained to deliver sensitive content and will be giving trigger warnings throughout. We also offer survivor-led workshops, which you can read more about and book below if you feel you would be more comfortable in that space. Alternatively, you can also opt out entirely by filling out the linked form below.
You can also access support at all times here.
How can I book?
- All sessions are free. You just need to secure your place by adding a ticket to your basket and checking out.
- You should be able to log in using your LSE student details or you can log in as a Guest here.
wHAT WILL I LEARN?
Consent.Ed in person sessions will empower you to be a leader within our LSE community. The sessions will be facilitated by students, explore issues around consent, and provide an opportunity to discuss how we can look out for one another and create an inclusive campus.
Complete your online traininG
This course aims to empower students to make positive decisions about their own relationships and interactions with others and provide information on where you can get support whilst you are studying at LSE.
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND CONSENT TRAINING?
We all benefit from learning more about what it means to seek and give consent, as well as how to safely intervene when a situation isn’t quite right.
As the students of LSE, we are a big part of the culture at our university. Together we want to build a positive, respectful consent culture.
Consent.Ed is a requirement for some opportunities at LSE. This includes being a leader of a student society/club and attending certain LSE Students’ Union events, unless you have an exemption.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
We understand that you may have concerns about the sensitive nature of Consent.Ed. We've designed the course and the in person sessions to be empowering, and we've tried to be sensitive about the content. You do not have to participate in this course should you feel unable to do so and you can opt out altogether here. We encourage anyone concerned about the content or attending Consent.Ed to email us, or if you have any questions at all, please reach out to email@example.com.
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