Who are they?
Sexpression:UK is an independent UK charity with the goal of empowering young people to make decisions about relationships, sex and sexuality. Their vision is for a society in which young people are able to access reliable information; where youth are free from STIs, and unwanted pregnancy; and where they are empowered to make individual, informed decisions regarding their bodies and their health.
What do they do?
Since forming in 2000, Sexpression members from over 20 university branches have been going to schools to provide children with an informative, open and engaging relationships, sex and health education. Sexpression focus on teaching 11-18 year olds and design their lessons around 6 core themes; bodily changes, sex & the media, contraception & sexually transmitted infections, sexual orientation & gender identity, healthy relationships & abuse and sex & consent.
How you can I get involved?
If this is something you might be interested in, have a look at Sexpression’s website (https://sexpression.org.uk/branches.html) and see if there’s a university branch near you. If you wish to volunteer, get in touch with your local branch or like the branch Facebook page to hear about their training dates which typically happen in October time. Every branch requires its volunteers to attend a one-day training courses with most branches running these during September or October each year.
If you’d like to be involved but not necessarily in the teaching, you can support Sexpression by attending their events on campus or helping them campaign for more inclusive sexual education and teacher support.
If there’s isn’t a Sexpression branch at your University, don’t let that stop you! Find out how you can set up your own by contacting their Branches Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.