National Student Safety Survey 2021

The National Student Safety Survey is being conducted by the Social Research Centre from 6 September - 3 October 2021. This is the second national survey under the Respect. Now. Always. Initiative and aims to measure student perceptions of safety at Australian universities and experiences relating to sexual assault and sexual harassment. The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring our campuses are safe and respectful environments for all members of the community and are actively supporting the roll-out of this survey across our campuses. The survey will be distributed via email from the Social Research Centre to 10,000 randomly selected UQ students to ensure results are representative of the student population. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no matter your circumstances, views or experiences, your participation in the survey is important to help inform and improve student safety and wellbeing services and policies at UQ. 

We understand that answering questions on these topics may cause some people distress. The Sexual Misconduct Support Unit (SMSU) is a safe and supportive place for the UQ community to access support and guidance.

If you require emergency support, please contact

  • 1800RESPECT - a national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and information service, available 24 hours a day on 1800 737 732
  • UQ Counselling and Crisis Line on 1300 851 998
  • UQ Campus Security for emergency services on 07 3365 3333
  • Dial 000 for immediate police or ambulance assistance.

How to participate?

Get involved to promote a safe and respectful UQ
Didn't receive the National Student Safety Survey invitation? You can still have your say and share your safety and wellbeing experience at UQ by following the link below.
How could a staff member get involved?
Staff members of UQ 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.

Key Programs

This September, discover and join UQ Respect team at a variety of events, workshops and training sessions to promote a safe and respectful campus community!
Join us in discussion with Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, who has spent the last 10 years turning her trauma into advocacy, campaigning for survivors of child sexual assault and as a leader of positive change.
Find and attend a number of UQ Respect training sessions that equip participants with the foundational knowledge to be active in prevention and support students and colleagues who may disclose experiences of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment.
Explore how UQ has responded and taken action to promote a safe and respectful community.