Over the coming weeks we are going to be exploring consent and culture. Most of us reckon we understand it, we might even be good at this stuff, but we can always do better.


The Be a Better Human initiative was created with a group of Flinders students from the ground up, to reflect our campus culture and what we think everyone needs to appreciate – consent, respect and empathy. We don’t just want it to be about what we shouldn’t do, we want it to be about self-improvement, for everyone. And when we say ‘everyone’, we really do mean everyone. We’re talking about all genders and everyone who is part of our campus community – students, academics, service staff, even baristas – we all need to take a moment and consider how we can ‘better’ our behaviour.

Change, whether it’s a national movement or within our community is not just achieved by the famous, the politicians or the activists – it’s created by all of us. So let’s allow ourselves to picture a new reality, a new campus, a new community. What would that look like? Read on and let’s examine our behaviour and attitudes in a way we may have not considered before. Talk to people about it; ask them how they’re going and what they think, and share how you feel. But most of all, be open and get involved over the next few weeks!

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