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Thank you for your participation in the 2021 National Student Safety Survey.  This survey has now closed. We anticipate full reporting on survey results in the new year and will receive recommendations for action.

The National Student Safety Survey makes an important contribution to student safety.  The Social Research Centre (SRC) is running the NSSS on behalf of all Australian universities to help us understand what is happening on our campus, and what we need to do to support all students.

This is the second national survey run by the university sector.  It is a central part of our commitment to reduce sexual assault and sexual harassment under the Respect. Now. Always. campaign.

All eligible students will be invited to participate in the survey, which will be open from Monday 1 November to Sunday 28 November. 

Bond University’s work to address and respond to sexual violence needs to be shaped by your voice, your experiences and your needs  It is important that we hear about the full range of students’ experiences.  This means hearing from people of different ages, sexualities, genders, cultures, degree pathways, modes of study and countries of origin.  We want to hear from you, whether or not you have experienced sexual violence, coercion or harassment of any kind.

No matter your circumstances, your views or experiences, your participation is welcomed.  All responses are completely anonymous and confidential.

Click below to see the full student communication from our University Registrar.

I am writing about the National Student Safety Survey (NSSS), and the supportive role that Bond University is playing by participating in it.

There is an important conversation happening around Australia about sexual assault and sexual harassment, consent and respectful relationships.  Together, our community can continue to play a leadership role in shaping and informing this conversation, and we want everyone to participate safely and respectfully.

Sexual violence in all its forms, including harassment and assault, has no place at Bond.  Everyone has the right and the expectation that they will be safe wherever they study, live, work and socialise.

The NSSS makes an important contribution to student safety.  The Social Research Centre (SRC) is running the NSSS on behalf of all Australian universities to help us understand what is happening on our campus, and what we need to do to support all students.

This is the second national survey run by the university sector.  It is a central part of our commitment to reduce sexual assault and sexual harassment under the Respect. Now. Always. Campaign.

All eligible students will be invited to participate in the survey, which will be open from Monday 1 November to Sunday 28 November. 

I recognise that conversations about sexual assault and sexual harassment can be difficult and challenging.   Bond Support Services can be found here or also at:

  • 1800RESPECT, the national sexual assault, family and domestic counselling service, available 24 hours, 7 days a week on 1800 737 732 or 1800respect.org.au
  • MensLine Australia, the telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns, including issues of violence, on 1300 78 99 78 or mensline.org.au
  • QLife, an anonymous and free peer support and referral service for the LGBTI community, on 1800 184 527 or qlife.org.au

If you are invited to participate in the survey, we encourage you to do so.  Bond University’s work to address and respond to sexual violence needs to be shaped by your voice, your experiences and your needs  It is important that we hear about the full range of students’ experiences.  This means hearing from people of different ages, sexualities, genders, cultures, degree pathways, modes of study and countries of origin.  We want to hear from you, whether or not you have experienced sexual violence, coercion or harassment of any kind.

No matter your circumstances, your views or experiences, your participation is welcomed.  All responses are completely anonymous and confidential.

Louise Batchelor
University Registrar

Listen to what our students have to say about consent

Support

There are a number of support services available at Bond University for survivors of sexual assault and misconduct. Help is available to you at Bond University and in the broader community. We are here to support you without judgement. Click the button below to view the service options.

VIEW SUPPORT SERVICES

Educate

We are all responsible for ensuring our campus is safe and respectful environments. We all have a role to play in the prevention of sexual misconduct. Ensure you have the knowledge and skills to make consensual relationships, intervene when witnessing sexual misconduct and help a survivor.

VIEW EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Report

It is the survivor's right to choose whether to report rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Many survivors who decide to report do not do so immediately.  It is never too late to make a report or to seek help from Bond University, community groups or the police.

VIEW REPORTING SERVICES

How to participate?

Students, get involved to promote a safe and respectful community at Bond University

You can have your say and share your safety and wellbeing experience at Bond University by following the link given to you in your invitation to participate.

This link will be live starting from Monday, 1 November through to Sunday 28 November. Please remember to check your email for a message from the Social Research Centre (SRC). Visit the Social Research Centre's website to learn more about their work, and in particular the National Student Safety Survey.

Participation is voluntary and will take most people 10 to 12 minutes to complete. It is possible that answering questions on these topics may cause some people distress. If you do experience any distress, you can access a list of free and confidential support here. All your answers are private and confidential.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the Social Research Centre on 1800 023 040 (free call), [email protected] or visit our website.

How could a staff member get involved?

Staff members of Bond University are encouraged to get involved in promoting the National Student Safety Survey! Follow the below link to access a variety of promotional materials you can use on PowerPoint slides, social media channels, digital signs and blackboard to help spread the word.

ACCESS PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES