University of Nottingham’s student union are launching an investigation after video footage of first years singing an explicit chant has emerged on YouTube.
The footage shows a group of mixed students during fresher’s week outside the Capital FM arena singing the chant about having sex with a woman.
The chant, uploaded to YouTube on October 3, features descriptions of violence and necrophilia.
It is a well known halls chant sung by Cavendish Halls an accommodation block on the university campus where it is thought the students in the footage are from.
One student in the video told Impact, the university’s magazine, that the chant was taught to them by the reps who are given the job of helping first year student settle in during fresher’s week.
The students union are investigating whether representatives have breached their code of conduct as all student reps signed a contract stating that they will not promote the singing of abusive, offensive, crude or intimidating chants and songs.
The university is also supporting the investigation.
The full video can be found on YouTube.