Sexual Health Education Received by Students Prior to Attending University

The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the level of sexual health education students at the University of Oxford have received prior to attending. We appreciate your interest in participating in this questionnaire. You have been invited to participate as you are currently a student enrolled at Oxford University. Please read through this information before agreeing to participate.

You may ask any questions before deciding to take part by contacting the researcher (details below).

We at the University of Oxford Student Union are investigating the number of students who have received sexual health education at school prior to university and the students’ perceptions of the quality of that education. We are interested in creating a new resource for students on sexual health and wellbeing, and are collecting information to better tailor the material provide to match students’ interests and the gaps in their knowledge.

You will be given some questions to read and then asked to answer questions on your previous sexual health education. This should take about 5 minutes. No background knowledge is required. This information will be used by the Student Union to inform the materials on sexual health that we are hoping to provide for students.


Do I have to take part?

Please note that your participation is voluntary. If you do decide to take part, you may withdraw at any point during the questionnaire for any reason before submitting your answers by closing the browser.

How will my data be used?

Your answers will be completely anonymous, and we will take all reasonable measures to ensure that they remain confidential. Your data will be stored in a password-protected file and may be used in academic publications. Your IP address will not be stored. We have included a ‘Prefer not to say’ option for each set of questions should you prefer not to answer a particular question. Research data will be stored for a minimum of three years after publication or public release.

Who will have access to my data?

Microsoft Forms is the data controller with respect to your personal data and, as such, will determine how your personal data is used.  Please see their privacy notice here  Microsoft Forms will share only fully anonymised data with the University of Oxford, for the purposes of research.

We would also like your permission to use your anonymised data in future studies, and to share data with other researchers (e.g. in online databases). Any personal information that could identify you will be removed or changed before files are shared with other researchers or results are made public.

Responsible members of the University of Oxford and funders may be given access to data for monitoring and/or audit of the study to ensure we are complying with guidelines, or as otherwise required by law. This questionnaire is for an SU project. The Principal Researcher is Alex Foley, who is the VP Women  at the University of Oxford Student Union. This project has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance through, the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee, reference number R71839/RE001.

Who do I contact if I have a concern about the study or I wish to complain?

If you have a concern about any aspect of this study, please speak to Alex Foley at or Hanne Clark at, and we will do our best to answer your query. We will acknowledge your concern within 10 working days and give you an indication of how it will be dealt with.  If you remain unhappy or wish to make a formal complaint, please contact the Chair of the Research Ethics Committee at the University of Oxford who will seek to resolve the matter as soon as possible: Chair, Social Sciences & Humanities Inter-divisional Research Ethics Committee; Email:; Address: Research Services, University of Oxford, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD OR