By Rachel Garvey SHAG week is just around the corner with many events planned for the biannual sexual health awareness campaign. The campaign is run by the Students’ Union, who plan events around campus for a full week to teach students about smart sexual health. SIN spoke to NUI Galway Students’ Union Vice President and Welfare and Equality Officer, Clare Austick, … [Read more...] about NUI Galway Students’ Union all set for annual SHAG Week
By Julia Tereno NUI Galway is leading the way on sex education with the launch of the Active Consent Programme, a nationwide initiative to educate third level students on sexual consent. The Active Consent Programme was officially launched on 11 January by Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, and Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President of NUI … [Read more...] about NUI Galway launches national consent programme
By Martha Brennan Following the news that the IRFU would provide mandatory consent classes to all professional players, Cliona Sadlier of the Rape Crisis Network told The Irish Independent; “You need a whole hierarchy to take responsibility, it has to go all the way up and down; you can’t just land it on the players because they are just products of that system.” Sadlier … [Read more...] about Should Irish universities follow the IRFU’s lead and provide consent classes for college athletes?
USI's 2018 Congress saw hundreds of policy motions voted on last week- on everything from mental health to union policies to repealing the 8th amendment. The most notable debates over the four days included equality for transgender and non-binary students, the Palestinian conflict and the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment. Lines of students gathered at opposite sides of … [Read more...] about Students vote to stand together against sexual violence at USI Congress 2018
Doctoral Researcher at NUI Galway School of Psychology and Consent Programme facilitator Elaine Byrnes has welcomed the move by Education Minister Richard Bruton to review Relationship and Sexual Education (RSE) in Irish second-level schools. Ms Byrnes told SIN her experience piloting a six-week module to TY students in colleague Richie Sadlier’s alma mater has indicated … [Read more...] about ‘It transcends gender’ – NUI Galway researcher welcomes consent education overhaul