Campus safety survey set to start

The excellent Social Research Centre will conduct the new National Student Safety Survey next month

The survey will discover students’ perceptions of safety on camps and “experiences relating to sexual harassment and sexual assault.”

It “will build and extend” on that conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2016. SRC will work with Anastasia Powell (RMIT) on a re-design. In May Universities Australia, which is funding the project said “there will be key differences” between this year’s and 2016, “comparability between the prevalence rate … will be limited (CMM May 26).

The SRC (the people who create the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) will have the survey of all universities in the field September 6 – October 3.