Violence at University pilot project (March 2021)

18 March 2021
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​This study investigates students' experiences of violence and victimisation while studying at UK universities. The aims of this research are to:

  • Shine a light on students’ lived experiences
  • Highlight the scale and nature of the violence students encounter
  • Develop evidence-led improvements to university policies and support.
This research is being conducted via an anonymous online survey in Qualtrics. More information can be found at the start of the survey by clicking the link:
View and complete the survey here. 

Results will be used to inform future research projects, including larger-scale surveys of a similar nature. Findings may also be shared in the form of reports, publications or presentations to inform wider policy work in this area.

Key information:

  • This survey is open to students aged 18+ who are studying at a UK university.
  • Participation is voluntary and anonymous.
  • The survey should take no more than 15 - 20 minutes and can be completed on any device – including on mobile.
  • If you do not have time to participate but would like to help, please consider forwarding the link to other students who may wish to take part.
  • The research is being conducted by City, University of London, with collaboration from the University of Surrey, De Montford, Universities UK and Nat Cen.
For more details or questions about the project, please contact the research team:

You can sign up for updates via email by clicking here or alternatively visit the project page on the Centre for City Criminology website for more details.


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