Statement clarifying the University of Oxford’s position on the use of NDAs

Following an invitation from the government, the University is setting out its position on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

'Oxford University cares very deeply about the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. We condemn all forms of sexual harassment and violence, and supporting victims is a high priority for both the University and Colleges.

'We urge anyone affected by sexual harassment, assault, or violence to contact their college or the central University where they will be offered help and support, including advice on their options if they wish to make a complaint.

'The University of Oxford does not and will not use Non-Disclosure Agreements to prevent the investigation of complaints of sexual misconduct or other inappropriate behaviour, or to prevent responsible whistleblowing.'