Consent Matters Module

This course is designed to help you understand how to seek consent, how to recognise it and how to identify situations where it can’t be given. It covers the areas of sexual consent, communication and relationships, and bystander intervention. It was added as a compulsory component on the request of the student body.  Using interactive activities, and character scenarios you can relate to, it walks you through the importance of good communication, clear boundaries and mutual respect. You will learn how to recognise difficult situations and possible ways of stepping in if others need help.

Read more about Consent Matters at UON.


To access the course you will need to enrol through your UONline account.  To do this simply follow the steps below.

  1. Login to UONline
  2. Go to the 'Blackboard' tab
  3. Go to 'Previous Sites' tab (2nd tab along the top) and enter ‘Consent Matters' into 'Search Other Sites'
  4. Below the Organisation ID, there is a grey drop-down arrow. Click on the arrow and select 'Enrol' followed by 'Submit'
  5. The Consent Matters course should now be available in your 'My Other Sites’.