Unis Aus announces the second student safety survey

It will run in September

Universities Australia advises the survey will collect data, “on the scale and nature of university student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment.”

It will follow a March pilot at ANU and Charles Sturt U.

The full survey will use a representative sample of 10 000 students at each university.

It is designed by Anastasia Powell (RMIT) and will be conducted by the Social Research Centre (the people who create QILT).

The survey follows the first, 2016, survey but UA advises, while this year’s, “builds on and extends the foundational survey …there will be key differences, including behavioural questions on sexual assault.”

UA adds, “comparability between the prevalence rate of the 2016 survey and the 2021 survey will be limited.”