Minister Mitchell O’Connor opens the inaugural REACT [Responding to Excessive Consumption of Alcohol in Third Level] awards in DCU

Posted in Governance and administration on August 29th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today, 28 August, visited DCU and presented the students and staff in 10 of Ireland’s 3rd level institutions with awards in recognition of their efforts to reduce harm experienced by students from excess use of alcohol. The Minister said: …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 28 August]

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Alcohol-free Accommodation Just Might Have a Future in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on September 26th, 2014 by steve

“Last year University College Cork (UCC) introduced a new form of accommodation: alcohol-free halls of residence. It is the first of its kind in Ireland and has the potential to be the starting point for a slow revolution in student accommodation …” (more)

[Laura Marriott, University Times, 26 September]

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Alcohol use and abuse

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2013 by steve

“… The proportion of students reporting hazardous levels of alcohol consumption was 66%. We have no reason to believe that the non-respondents to this survey, who were absent from class on the day of sampling, are drinking at less harmful levels …” (more)

[Martin Davoren and others, Irish Times, 27 April]

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Queen’s should tackle alcohol abuse by students

Posted in Legal issues on December 12th, 2012 by steve

“Amendments to the licensing laws to help curb drink promotions and serious anti-social behaviour are to be welcomed. Belfast City Council’s proposal to have an alcohol-free St Patrick’s Day festival (News, November 27) is also to be commended …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 12 December]

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Night on tiles warning for students

Posted in Life on February 18th, 2010 by steve

“It is a stark reminder of the pitfalls of drinking too much. Students using the toilets in UCD will now be confronted with life-sized images of passed-out young people. The campaign is to make students aware of the perils of drinking too much during Rag Week …” (more)

[Independent, 18 February]

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Is the union too busy getting us drunk to properly represent us?

Posted in Governance and administration on February 18th, 2010 by steve

“I make no bones about being a former officer of the USI. That’s the Union of Students in Ireland to those who don’t know. It wouldn’t be too surprising if you didn’t know, DCU are not in it, nor do they like to talk about the reasons why they aren’t …” (more)

[Steven Conlon, The College View, 10 February]

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Over heard in UCD – ‘Some girl is passed out in the toilets …’

Posted in Life on February 17th, 2010 by steve

“Drinkaware.ie Challenges Students to Rethink their Rag Week Drinking. Life size images of a young man/woman, who have passed out as a result of drinking too much, will be positioned on the floor of UCD toilet cubicles today as part of a new drinkaware.ie Rag Week Campaign …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 17 February]

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Images of drunk students aim to promote awareness

Posted in Life on February 16th, 2010 by steve

“Images of drunk students sprawled on the ground will be pasted to the floors of college toilets this week as part of a hard-hitting campaign on the dangers of alcohol. The images are designed to warn third level students enjoying RAG Week events of how their night could end if they abuse alcohol …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 16 February]

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Student film-makers focus on drinking habits

Posted in Life on April 15th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“Ten teams of third-level students who have documented their ideas on the attitudes of young Irish people towards alcohol are competing for a €5,000 film-making prize. Groups from Athlone Institute of Technology, Cavan Institute of Technology, NUI Maynooth and a number of Dublin colleges were shortlisted from over 100 entries in the dare2bdrinkaware competition. Eight are pictured above. The competition is organised by the Digital Hub and drinkaware, a drinks industry-sponsored organisation promoting the ‘respectful consumption of alcohol’ …” (more)

[Steven Carroll, Irish Times, 15 April]

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