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David Tennant Backs Students Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign

14/10/2014 09:07 BST | Updated 14/10/2014 09:38 BST

David Tennant has appeared in a campaign video released by the University of Exeter Students’ Guild raising awareness of sexual harassment in student life.

The Dr Who star, who was recently spotted on the campus filming the next series of Broadchurch, is seen in the video saying: “It’s up to all of us to put an end to sexual harassment, and that starts with you.”

The #NeverOK campaign encourages Exeter students and staff to sign a pledge to act against sexual harassment if they see it happening. The video has surpassed 5,000 views and there are already more than 500 signatures in favour of the pledge.

The campaign was launched just weeks after NUS research was published suggesting that one in four (26%) of students had suffered unwelcome sexual advances. The study of more than 2,000 students also found that 12% of men and 37% of women had endured unwanted sexual comments about their body.

Toni Pearce, NUS President, said: "These stats show that harassment is rife on campus, but we still we keep hearing from universities that there is no fear, no intimidation, no problem - well this new research says otherwise."