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?
By Martha Brennan An NUI Galway undergraduate student has been awarded the 2018 Hamilton Prize for his outstanding performance in mathematics. Troy Gawley, a final - year Mathematical Sciences student, received the award late last month from the Royal Irish Academy. The annual award, named after mathematician William Rowan Hamilton, honors the best and brightest … [Read more...] about NUI Galway student awarded Hamilton Prize in Mathematics
By Martha Brennan NUI Galway has suffered a potential data breach which could affect over a thousand students. The breach could cause a leak of the personal information of 5% of NUI Galway’s student body. The University has stated that there is a potential threat but have not confirmed whether or not a breach has actually occurred – ambiguously calling it a “potential … [Read more...] about Potential data breach for NUI Galway students
By Martha Brennan This month a group of six NUI Galway students are raising funds for men’s health by jumping into the freezing cold sea every day of November. ‘Coldvember’ was organised as part of the Movember Foundation – a global movement working to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. While many take part in the events of Movember by growing irregular facial … [Read more...] about NUI Galway students take the plunge for men’s health
By Martha Brennan NUI Galway Students’ Union launched SHAG week this week to promote sexual health across NUI Galway’s campus. SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) events include free confidential HIV testing with AIDS West, disclosure training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Sex Toy Bingo. The Students’ Union is particularly excited about the addition … [Read more...] about Rapid HIV testing clinic available on NUI Galway campus this week