DrEd Sexual Health Report Card

United Kingdom University Sexual Health Review

Report Card Results

The University of Nottingham has taken top billing in the first UK University Sexual Health Report Card. Nottingham reached the top for its ease of access to sexual health facilities, website information, HIV & STI testing, and contraception availability. Three universities achieved a 'first' for their sexual health facilities; Nottingham, Kings College London & Bristol. Anatole Menon-Johansson, Clinical Director at Brook, The Young People's Sexual Health Charity said "I think developing a comprehensive scorecard will be a useful way to improve quality in sexual & reproductive health services for students across the UK"

About The Sexual Health Report Card

The DrEd Sexual Health Report Card is the first annual measure of UK universities sexual health facilities. In light of recent government cuts to sexual health services, we decided to create a benchmark, so that universities can track their sexual health services and work to improve their areas of weakness.

The report card calls attention to the state of sexual health on campuses nationwide by ranking them according to accessibility of sexual health resources and information available to students. Learn more about the methodology.

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RankUniversityOpening HoursDrop Ins
LocationSexual Health Info on WebsiteContra- ceptive AccessCampus InfoSpecial Events & TestingSexual Assault ServiceStudent RatingWebsite ease of useTotal MarksGrade
1 Nottingham University A D A A A A A C A A 83 1st
2 Kings College London A A A A A B A C B A 80 1st
3 Bristol University A A A B A E C C A A 73 1st
4 York University A A A B B D A C D F 67 2:1
5 Exeter University A A A B D B A F D F 64 2:1
5= Cambridge University A D A B A E F C B A 64 2:1
7= Glasgow University A A A F A B A F B F 62 2:1
7= Queen Mary's University London A D D B D C A A B B 62 2:1
9 University College London C A A B A E A C B F 61 2:1
10 Newcastle University C D D B B B A F A D 60 2:1
10= Liverpool University A A A B B F C C B B 60 2:1
10= Birmingham University C D A B B E A F D F 60 2:1
13 Oxford University C D D B A E A C D D 57 2:2
14 Imperial College London A B B D D E A B A F 54 2:2
15 Queens University Belfast F F A B F B A F A B 52 2:2
16 Southampton University A D A A A E F F D D 51 2:2
17 Edinburgh University A A A F A E F D D F 50 2:2
18 Warwick University C D A B D F A F D B 49 3rd
18= Sheffield University C D A A D F F C D B 49 3rd
20 Leeds University A D D A D F F C F A 45 3rd
21 London School of Economics C B A B B F F D F F 43 3rd
22 Durham University F D D D A F A F D F 37 -
23 Manchester University F B D F B F E D F F 33 -
24 Cardiff University F F D F D F A F D D 31 -

Ranking & Methodology

The research involved extensive data capture via student welfare representatives on campus, along with follow up secondary research on those centres and 'mystery shopper' approaches. The sexual health facilities of each university were graded on 11 separate categories including:

  • Hours of Operation
  • Drop Ins or require Appointments
  • Location of Services
  • Quality of Sexual Health Information On Site
  • Condom & Contraceptive Availability
  • Quality of On-Campus Information
  • Special Events & Testing
  • Sexual Assault Resources
  • Student Satisfaction
  • Overall Website Usability & Quality
  • Extra Credit

Read about the full methodology

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