Victoria was thrilled when she won a place at the University of Cambridge.
A state school student, she had set her heart going to the prestigious institution at the age of 14, and spent the next few years working hard to get her grades.
Like many teenagers, her first weeks at university were the first ever time she had been away from home, and she arrived without any friends, nervous about whether she would fit in.
In her second week, she and other fresher women were invited out by a group of older male students.
Things took a turn for the worse when Victoria was told off by the men organising the party for not dressing sexily enough and she also felt uncomfortable about how much everyone was expected to drink.
Despite her reservations she still stayed at the party, because she wanted to make friends.
Later that evening, Victoria says she was sexually assaulted by one of the older students.
Victoria didn't report what happened - at the time she didn't realise it was a crime.
Cambridge University Students Union say her experience is far from unusual. They organised an online survey of 2,100 students and found 213 of those surveyed had experienced rape or attempted rape by penetration. 28.5% said they had been sexually assaulted and 85 % of those assaults took place on student nights out or in college.
The Student Union believe this is linked to a sexist drinking culture and say that more needs to be done to tackle the problem.
The problems outlined by the CUSU survey are not unique to Cambridge. Last year a survey by the National Union of Students found broadly simillar attitudes and behaviour across universities in the UK.
The city's MP, Julian Huppert, told ITV News that while Cambridge University needs to take steps to ensure its students are safe, he believes it has among the better policies on sexual assault, and was not to blame for a wider cultural problem.
The University of Cambridge say they are looking into the survey's findings.
Victoria nearly left Cambridge after what happened to her - but happily made new friends and is now enjoying her course. But she fears university culture hasn't changed and still leaves new students at risk.