Joint Statement with ANU Medical School Regarding the National Student Safety Survey

As you are all aware, the report following the National Student Safety Survey (NSSS), which ran across the Australian university sector in late 2021, was published on Wednesday 23rd March 2022. You can access the report here. In particular, we want to acknowledge the disproportionate impact on students who are LGBTQIA+, persons living with a disability, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

These results show a rate of sexual assault and sexual harassment that is simply unacceptable. Behind every statistic is a person and their lived experience; we strongly believe that all members of our community have the right to feel safe, respected, and heard. In light of the report’s release, our immediate focus is student safety and wellbeing. We strongly encourage you to seek support from a trusted member of staff or access the resources listed below, as we acknowledge the results of the survey will be distressing for members of the ANU Medical School community.

If you would like to get in touch, please contact our Wellbeing Chair Dr Nicky Schembri:

ANU Medical School & ANU Medical Students’ Society.

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