The National Student Safety Survey (NSSS) ran across the Australian university sector in late 2021, with results released on Wednesday 23 March 2022.
Like the foundational survey from 2016, the 2021 NSSS collected data on the scale and nature of university student experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
You can find further background on the survey, access to the reports and national support resources at nsss.edu.au
For all enquiries about the NSSS, please email [email protected]
For more information on the foundational survey, including the Change The Course report, visit Respect. Now. Always.
In response to the results, view the below statement from Universities Australia Chair Professor John Dewar AO.
Access a transcript of this statement on this page.
We recognise there is more work to be done and we will determine in coming months what we should and could be doing.
Immediately, however, Universities Australia has made the following commitments:
We understand that conversations around sexual harassment and sexual assault can be distressing for members of our university and wider community.
For members of the university community who would like to speak to somebody for support, find resources available at your university on this page.
The below services are available free-of-charge to the public, across Australia: