Uni probe group of ‘posh lads’ competing ‘to sleep with poorest girl on campus’

A British university has launched an investigation after a group of lads discussed a competition "to sleep with the poorest girl on campus."

Durham University students have begun a probe after inappropriate messages were sent and discussed.

The group of "posh lads" also discussed drug use and made jokes about sexual assault, reports The Sun.

Self-named "Durham Boys Making All The Noise," the group were exposed after someone leaked their messages on a Facebook group called "Overheard at Durham Uni."

The messages have been deemed "entirely unacceptable" by university bosses who launched the investigation.

Bosses also say those who are found to have taken part will be kicked out.

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Among the messages, some lads also made jokes about rape, reports The Tab.

One member jokes: “I did buttering for a bit and sexual assault comes with the job.”

Another wrote: "Yh n aren't Durham dead on it w sexism n all that since that lad from durham was accused of rape a few years ago."

The messages also discussed rape with one person who said: "So many people get accused of rape. I'm always worried about it after."

Another said: "I know maybe 15 girls who say they've been raped and not one taken to court. Or a police report.

"And women will always believe women mostly."

Although the messages were leaked in a Facebook forum, the group had implemented a policy to ensure the messages remained private.

One wrote: “First rule about boys club… You don't talk about boys club".

To which someone replied: “Who tf leaks a lads chat fr" and "I'm not a snitch so I'm not about to rat you out from the other group convo”.

Female student at the university blasted the messages and feared for their safety after they were made public.

One disgusted student wrote to the University: "I hope you're aware that there's a freshers 'lads' group chat with loads of boys discussing ways to use date rape drugs on girls, discussing them like objects and making plans to 'shag the poorest girl'. Disgusting.

"Show us how much you condemn this behaviour with your actions. Show us how much you care about the safety of your students. Will you allow them on campus with their quite clear intent?"

Jeremy Cook, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience), said: "The University has been made aware of some utterly abhorrent comments on social media that we understand may have been posted by Durham students.

"Durham University utterly condemns the content and behaviour demonstrated in these social media posts. This is entirely unacceptable and violates the values and behaviours that we uphold as a University community.

"We instigated an immediate investigation by our student disciplinary team as soon as we were made aware of these social media posts.

"If these posts are found to be genuine and attributable, we will take action to ensure that those involved will have no place at Durham University.

"Any of our students who have been affected by this social media activity are advised to contact welfare support or their colleges who will be able to offer them help and support.

"Our students are regularly reminded to display positive and collegial conduct, and exercise responsibility and respect for others, particularly through their social media interactions."

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