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Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds – a case of consent and its wider implications

Last week the Health Secretary accepted the decision of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to start the vaccination roll-out for people aged 12-15 years old in Scotland. Beginning on Monday, 20th of September, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to young people. Jabs will be given in drop-in clinics and […]

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Lifestyle

The Noisy Movement: in conversation with Lifestyle

As part of The Student’s focus on International Women’s Day 2021, I caught up with Faye Armitage, Campaign Team Leader for The Noisy Movement, to find out all about the student-led non-profit enterprise making noise about women’s issues, even during a global pandemic. Hi Faye, for those who’ve never heard of it, what is the […]

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Taking back control: you don’t owe anyone sex or a relationship

Movie after movie, scene after scene, we see men and boys refuse to give up on the girl. Had a big fight? Give her a big speech about how she’s the only one! She told you to leave her alone? Go to her house with a bunch of flowers! She broke up with you? Never […]

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BBC survey shows us exactly what we are missing out on in our sex education

Content warning: mentions unwanted sexual advances, sexual violence. The BBC posted the results of a survey taken by 5,649 people for health charity Brook last week. It revealed concerning statistics about people’s attitudes towards sex and relationships, and their experiences. These statistics identified, amongst other findings, the lack of education and understanding of consent specifically […]

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Consent courses at university are vital and must be compulsory

Students at Oxford University have been required to take courses on sexual consent since 2016, with universities such as Durham and Loughborough offering similar courses that students can take on a voluntary basis. With 62 per cent of students and graduates having experienced sexual violence, according to a 2018 survey of 4,500 students by the […]

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Editorial

The need to promote a healthy discourse on consent

Last week The Tab posted a national survey on sexual assault for students across the United Kingdom to take. Once having entered their gender, age, year, and place of study, participants were then confronted with the following question: “Is someone ever ‘asking for it’ because of what they’re wearing?”. Immediately after, the survey asks: “Should […]

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Sport

Lessons of Evans conviction ignored following Johnson arrest

Trigger Warning: Rape  Several months have passed since many were forced to grapple with the nature of consent following convicted rapist Ched Evans’ release from prison. Many hoped that the media furore surrounding Evans’ case would open up a nationwide discussion that ultimately left the population more educated and with increased awareness of the nuances […]