Messages to our community
About the survey
10,000 ANU students will be invited to participate in the National Student Safety Survey (NSSS) involving 39 Australian universities that will run from Monday 6 September to Sunday 3 October 2021. This is a random sample, and equates to about half of our students.
The Social Research Centre (SRC), an independent body, is conducting the survey. The results of the survey will be released to the public in early 2022.
SRC is running the NSSS to help all Australian universities understand what the experiences of people enrolled in university have been, what is happening on our campuses now and what we need to do to support all students.
This is a chance for our students to share their experiences in a way that will help us understand which activities help students and where further action is needed, to make our university a safer and more respectful environment for everyone.
This is a chance for you to share your experiences in a way that will help us understand which activities help students and where further action is needed, to make our university a safer and more respectful environment for everyone.
The survey will help build the broader picture of sexual assault and sexual harassment that will inform our actions to stop this unacceptable behaviour on our campuses.
We need to hear about the full range of your collective experiences. This means hearing from people of different ages, sexualities, genders, abilities, cultures, degree pathways, modes of study, and countries of origin. We encourage you to do the survey, regardless of whether you have or haven't experienced inappropriate or illegal behaviour yourself.
You don't need to do the survey, if asked. There are other ways to share your experiences.