Have you heard the tea story? If not, we highly recommend you spare a couple of minutes of your time to take a look at this video.
We're encouraging students coming in to our force area to watch the video as part of our Freshers Week campaign.
It’s a simple story that helps you clearly understand if someone wants a cup of tea or not, including how someone may change their mind, which can be frustrating but should be respected.
Or if they fall asleep, they definitely do not want tea and should never be forced to drink tea.
The same applies to sex. Consent is everything.
Sexual consent is where a person has the ability and freedom to agree to sexual activity.
Sex without consent is rape.
A simple message and one that you may not feel you need to consider, but unfortunately we do see an increase in reports of sexual assault and rape with students being the victim and perpetrator, so it’s a story worth remembering and sharing.