Silencing students: institutional responses to staff sexual misconduct in higher education

Anna Bull, Rachel Rye

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This report explores institutional responses to sexual misconduct carried out by academic staff in higher education. It draws on data from interviews with students and early career academics across 14 UK higher education institutions. It includes an analysis of 61 policies relating to staff sexual misconduct from a sample of 25 UK institutions. The report includes The 1752 Group recommendations and priorities for institutions and the sector.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUniversity of Portsmouth
PublisherThe 1752 Group
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2018


  • sexual harassment
  • higher education
  • gender
  • sexual violence
  • institutions

Cite this