Hannah Hockin - Students' Union President
Hello all! Happy SHAG (Sexual Health and Guidance) Week!
We'll be talking about all things sex, breaking the stigma, myth-busting and hearing about your sex-capades! In the words of Justin Timberlake, we really are bringing sexy back.
Let’s be honest, secondary school sex education is hit and miss at the best of times, and that's without the impact of a global pandemic. So, my aim for this week is to educate (and entertain) you and to help our campus community feel more comfortable talking about sex.
SHAG Week is all about confronting taboo topics, getting clued up on STIs (sexually transmitted infections) and running fun events for you to get involved in. We’ve got loads planned from sharing student experiences to a Sexy Pub Quiz at The Packhorse. On Tuesday, come and visit us at the library to talk about sex myths and what we can do to break the taboo of sex. We'll also have plenty of freebies so don’t miss out!
I'm hosting a Consent and Active Bystander Training session to develop your understanding of the importance of sexual consent and how you can use this knowledge to promote a positive culture of consent at our university and beyond.
Whether you fancy writing a blog post or featuring on the SU Instagram account, we'd love to hear your story in our pursuit to normalise talking about sex. Drop Hannah an email to get involved in the campaign.
Fri 10 Nov 2023
We asked you to send in your best, funniest, or most embarrassing sex stories for Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week. This is part of our goal to break the taboo on sex and to stop the expectation that sex is as perfect as it looks in the movies. Here are our favourite stories that you have sent over...
Thu 09 Nov 2023
With 15 methods of free contraception available in the UK, there are plenty of options available to you. Find out more in this blog from SU President, Hannah Hockin.
Tue 07 Nov 2023
Over a quarter of students, 25% to be exact, will catch an STI before they finish their first year of university. Yes, read that again. Check out our blog to find out how you can prevent STIs and test yourself.
Mon 06 Nov 2023
SU President, Hannah Hockin presents Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week. For the next five days, we'll be talking about all things sex, breaking the stigma, myth-busting and hearing about your sex-capades! In the words of Justin Timberlake, we really are bringing sexy back.
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