Since forming in 2000, Sexpression members from over 25 university branches have been delivering teaching to 11-18-year olds in schools and community groups providing informative, open and engaging relationships, sex and health education. Although originally founded by a group of medical students at University College London, Sexpression:UK has since expanded to train volunteers from all university courses, in order to capture the diverse perspectives that these students can offer.
Young people's individual beliefs are respected, and our teaching helps young people to act on them. We also encourage young people to respect the beliefs of others.
Because university students are closer in age to the young people than their teachers and parents our near-peer teaching encourages young people to participate.
Young people learn best and are more likely to make informed decisions about sex and relationships if they participate in discussions rather than being lectured.
Young people should be informed about all aspects of their sexual and reproductive health.
Rated agreement as 3/5-5/5 in post-session feedback forms. Preliminary data from 5287 feedback forms provided by 10 out of 28 operating branches.
OF PEOPLE AGREED OR STRONGLY AGREED THAT THEY HAD LEARNT SOMETHING
OF YOUNG PEOPLE SAID THAT THEY AGREED OR STRONGLY AGREED THAT THE SESSION WAS DELIVERED WELL
OF PEOPLE SAID THEY AGREED OR STRONGLY AGREED THAT THE SESSION HAD MADE THEM FEEL BETTER PREPARED FOR THE TOPIC IN QUESTION
REPORTED THEY WOULD LIKE FUTURE SESSIONS FROM SEXPRESSION:UK