The National Student Safety Survey (NSSS) is being conducted across Australian universities from 6 September - 3 October 2021.
This important survey is being undertaken as part of the ‘Respect. Now. Always.’ initiative, which aims to prevent sexual violence in university communities and improve how universities respond to and support those affected.
Approximately 10,000 UOW students have been selected to participate in the survey. The selection of students is randomly generated but takes into account factors like gender, year of study, residency and level of study to make sure the sample is representative.
If you have been invited to participate, we encourage you to complete the survey, which will take about 10 to 12 minutes of your time and is completely confidential.
Your feedback will play an important role in informing university services and responses for student safety and wellbeing. Results will also help us to further understand the context in which these behaviours occur, and to understand the best ways in which to support those who do experience sexual assault or sexual harassment.
By sharing your voice and experiences, you can help UOW build a culture that recognises that even one incident is one too many.
Support is available
We know that discussing and disclosing instances of sexual assault or sexual harassment can be traumatic and uncomfortable. UOW offers a range of support and reporting options to students who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. We encourage all members of the community to speak out, report and seek support if they experience or see behaviour that is concerning in any way.
Who is conducting this survey?
The survey will being conducted by the Social Research Centre (SRC) on behalf of Universities Australia.
Can I participate in the survey if I wasn’t selected?
Students not selected to participate in the survey can share their story by visiting the nsss.edu.au.
Can I be identified if I complete the survey?
All survey responses will be de-identified, meaning that there will be no information that can identify individual students.
How can I find out more about the survey?
To find out more visit the NSSS website or read the NSSS Frequently Asked Questions.