Consent Matters is an excellent course, based on the latest research and theory for preventing sexual harassment and assault. It relies on the positive motivation of community members to promote change and prevent harm.
Dr Alan Berkowitz
Award-winning Independent Consultant, specialising in culture change, gender issues, ending men’s violence, and fostering social justice
Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect, and Positive Intervention is a robust online course which has been proven to have a positive impact. Epigeum have made an active effort to involve students in the co-production of the course. The course is designed thoughtfully, which is particularly evident in its strong accessibility features and its LGBT+ inclusivity. Consent Matters could be very helpful to institutions in delivering important education to students on healthy relationships.
Vice President Liberation and Equality, National Union of Students (NUS UK)
Consent education underpins many of the skills I want to enable our communities to develop and use effectively. It is a cornerstone of how we treat each other in all of our relationships. At times we all need some support in developing those skills, and the bystander education components of Consent Matters instigate the start of a conversation about how we engage with our peers, friends, and strangers to enable them to do better. This course has the ability to start a very important conversation within our communities, and now we have to be brave enough to follow up.
Manager of the Respectful Relationships Unit, Australia National University
On our increasingly international campuses, it is vital that all of our students critically engage with the linguistic and cultural codes that tend to surround sexual relations. Consent Matters is designed to be accessible for all, and does just that. Any student engaging with the course will come away more critically informed and better able to navigate their sexual relationships with confidence.
Language accessibility advisor, Deputy Director of Summer Pre-Sessional Programmes, Durham University
Consent Matters is a remarkable online resource. It is informative, accessible, and fun. Confusion about consent, boundaries, and when to intervene if someone is being harassed is normal. Consent Matters helps you to deal with tricky situations, as well as give some thought in advance as to how to deal with them.
Manager, South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault