Sexual Health and Guidance (SHAG)

What is this campaign about?

The birds, the bees, the you and the me.

No matter your gender, sexuality or opinions about sex, it is important that students are educated about sex and healthy relationships. Thats why this year your SU President, Tuna will be running activity to get people talking about sex openly and honestly.

SHAG week will take place on campus on the 10 - 14 February 2020.

What is the purpose of the project?

  Campaign objectives Campaign progress
1 To provide students with guidance and get people talking about healthy sex and relationships
Complete - Sucessful campaign with online information and a well attended CityBar event collaborating with two societies and a sports team.
2 To establish annual on-campus STI testing for students provided by the NHS Working on it - we are hoping to work with the NHS two times over this academic year
3 To provide students with free condoms on campus Complete - we provide free condoms at the SU Reception. You can also get them from the Student Nurse
4 To be a critical friend to the University by working with the 'Empower to Act' (EMPACT) group to improve the prevention and response to sexual violence Complete - Co-delivered a workshop with the University that aimed to review the draft Student Harassment and Bullying Policy.
5 To run workshops and communications about consent  

Useful knowledge, services and links

Below are a number of useful links and resources.

  Details Opening times Contact details
Student Health Service, City Health Centre Contraception advice, including free condoms and emergency contraception Bookable appointments Mon - Fri 09:30 - 11:30, drop-in clinic Mon - Fri 13:00 - 15:00 Chris Barnes, Nurse Advisor - 0207 040 5998
All East NHS: STI self-test kits Order a free STI test at home kit or book an appointment at a clinic Depends on clinic  

A 42-page guide for people of all genders and sexualities with sex-positive tips and more


Get in touch

If you are interested in hearing more about this work, or want to get involved you can email Tuna, your SU President.