About the NSSS

The National Student Safety Survey (NSSS) ran across the Australian university sector in late 2021.

The survey collected data on the scale and nature of university student experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault. It was conducted by the Social Research Centre (SRC) in partnership with leading violence prevention expert Associate Professor Anastasia Powell of RMIT University.

Results and analysis is being conducted and compiled by the SRC into a quantitative and qualitative national report, as well as individual quantitative reports for each university. These reports were released on Wednesday 23 March 2022.

The university sector’s response was released by Universities Australia.

Questions and answers

When were the survey results released?

How will the results be published?

Who conducted the survey?

Who funded the survey?

When was the survey conducted?

Will anyone be able to identify survey participants?

Was the 2021 survey different to the foundational survey from 2016?

Why is there a qualitative component?

How was the survey instrument designed and tested?

Was there ethics approval?