Ensuring a safe learning environment for all

As part of Flinders University’s ongoing commitment to provide a safe and respectful learning environment for all students and staff, a new action plan has been developed to guide the University in its response to Universities Australia’s National Student Safety Survey (NSSS), released in April 2022.

All staff and students are now invited share their feedback on the draft ‘2023 -2026 – Respect Now Always – Safety on Campus Action Plan’. This will help ensure that Flinders University remains a safe learning environment for all.

The current Action Plan draft has been developed in response to Flinders’ results from the NSSS. These results, which included responses from 1030 Flinders students, provide further insights into student experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Your feedback will help shape the outcomes and the accompanying actions of the final Action Plan.

The Action Plan and the feedback form can be downloaded from Your say on Flinders draft 2023-2026 RNA – Safety on Campus Action Plan.

The feedback form is designed to capture feedback against each of the outcome areas and help streamline the collation and analysis of feedback. There are automated check boxes and feedback can be added in the tables.

Feedback from Flinders staff is due by COB on Friday 3 February 2023.

Students will have the opportunity to provide their feedback after the start of Semester 1.

Please contact Robyn Dwight, Sexual Violence Project Officer, Health Counselling and Disability Services, on 8201 2118 or by emailing robyn.dwight@flinders.edu.au if you have any questions or require further information about the draft Action Plan and/or the feedback process.


In 2016, Universities Australia initiated the Respect. Now. Always. (RNA) campaign, a sector-wide program that aims to prevent sexual violence in university communities and support those who have been affected by this violence.

In 2017, the Australian Human Rights Commission published the ‘Change the Course’ report, which included a comprehensive suite of recommendations for both the whole of the University sector and individual recommendations for each participating University.

In 2018, Flinders implemented its first RNA Action Plan that included a program of actions based on the recommendations in the ‘Change the Course’ report, to prevent sexual violence and support those who have been affected at Flinders.

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