Terrible assaults emphasise the need for educational campaigns surrounding consent

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Labour spokesperson on Justice, and TD for Cork East, Seán Sherlock has called on Minister Mitchell O’Connor to lay out a timeline for the delivery of promised compulsory consent classes in Irish Universities. This call follows reporting today of three incidents of rape of students in Cork in recent weeks …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 25 September]

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Have you experienced sexual assault at third-level?

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“As three young female students report being raped in Cork, we want to hear from readers. Three young female students from University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology have reported being raped in Cork since the start of September …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 September]

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Reports of rape among ‘vulnerable’ first year students are ‘common’ and happen annually – rape crisis centres

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Rape crisis centres across the country have said that reports of rape and sexual assault among ‘vulnerable’ first year students during the first few weeks of college are common and are a re-occurring issue. Almost 50 students have reported incidents of rape and sexual assault in Galway in the last six months …” (more)

[Rachel Farrell, Independent, 25 September]

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Three college students raped in Cork, say Sexual Violence Centre

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Three teenage female college students have been raped in Cork since the start of the university term. Mary Crilly, the head of the city’s Sexual Violence Centre (SVC), revealed the shocking details of the assaults as she warned about ‘male predators’ who are targeting women as they leave pubs and nightclubs …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 25 September]

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8% of female students report sexual contact without consent

Posted in Life on December 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A new survey of students has found that 8% of females and 3% of males were certain someone had sexual contact with them when they were unable to provide consent because they were drunk, passed out or otherwise incapacitated in the past year …” (more)

[Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 21 December]

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Student considered moving university over way her sexual assault allegation was handled

Posted in Legal issues on December 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A student from University College Dublin has spoken out about student safety after gardaí said they were investigating an alleged sexual assault on campus. The student, who is not the focus of this investigation, said she was sexually assaulted in October 2015 …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 6 December]

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High-Profile Assault Cases Point to Incoherent Procedures from Colleges

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on December 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Two high-profile assault cases on students made the national news recently, one an alleged sexual assault on a University College Dublin (UCD) student on the campus of the university, the other a seemingly random attack on a first year studying at NUI Maynooth. While wildly different in many respects, the two have frightened students across the country …” (more)

[University Times, 4 December]

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UCDSU and UCD face criticism over handling of rape allegations

Posted in Legal issues on November 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“UCD Students’ Union and UCD now face criticism over their handling of an alleged rape on campus in the early hours of last Friday morning. The union have confirmed that they were made aware of the case on Monday 28th November …” (more)

[Roisin Guyett-Nicholson, University Observer, 30 November]

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Gardaí probe into alleged serious sexual assault of student at UCD

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Gardaí have launched an investigation into the alleged serious sexual assault of a young woman at UCD’s Belfield campus last Thursday. A woman made a report to officers after claiming that she had been victim of sexual assault on the grounds of the university …” (more)

[Ken Foy and Robin Schiller, Independent, 30 November]

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Alleged rape of student on UCD’s Belfield campus investigated

Posted in Legal issues on November 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Gardai are investigating an alleged rape on the Belfield campus at University College Dublin. The Irish Times understands a student at the Dublin 4 university has told gardai she was attacked late last week …” (more)

[Conor Lally, Irish Times, 29 November]

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Stanford Rape Case: Victims past often scrutinised as UCC campaign offers much needed help

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on June 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Approximately one in seven students at University College Cork say they have been a victim of rape or serious sexual assault. This figure came out of research published last year, and it is feared that the number may actually be much higher …” (more)

[Joyce Fegan, Irish Examiner, 13 June]

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‘I feel like I have zero protection on campus’ – Alleged rape victim slams response of Irish universities to sexual assault cases

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A third-level student has come forward to criticise the response of Irish universities in sexual assault and rape cases. The university student, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims that she was raped by a former student and that the college’s response has been ‘very bad’ …” (more)

[Clare Cullen, Independent, 13 February]

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Rape victim: sexual consent is a problem in universities

Posted in Teaching on February 3rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“A rape victim and former TCD student says the introduction by the university of mandatory sexual consent workshops are the ‘bare minimum’ needed to address an ‘enormous’ problem in many third-level campuses …” (more)

[Mark O’Regan, Independent, 3 February]

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1 in 7 UCC students were victims of rape or sex assault

Posted in Legal issues, Life on March 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Nearly one in seven students at University College Cork say they have been a victim of rape or serious sexual assault — although it is feared the actual figure may be far higher. Around a third of students at UCC also said they had experienced minor sexual assaults …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 20 March]

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I could be anyone: the aftermath of rape

Posted in Life on January 5th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“An anonymous student describes the impact of sexual assault. Having only been in Dublin a few short months, I still naively thought that I was going to leave this county in four years with a university degree and nothing else …” (more)

[Trinity News, 5 January]

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There is no ‘rape culture’ at British universities

Posted in Life on February 5th, 2014 by steve

“Once, Victorian sexists warned women that university was dangerous. Now, feminists do. Before the First World War, those who wanted to scare bright women away from universities described an ‘infidel’ environment that would leave female students ‘barren’ and destined only for a life of ‘spinsterhood’ …” (more)

[Joanna Williams, spiked, 5 February]

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Rape culture at university needs urgent action

Posted in Legal issues on January 27th, 2014 by steve

“My first term at university was a scary introduction into a world of harassment and sexual aggression. I came home after my first term at Cambridge to many shocking stories about friends’ experiences at university …” (more)

[Jinan Younis, Guardian, 27 January]

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University campaign targets potential sex offenders

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2013 by steve

“… The Don’t Be That Guy initiative, which promotes the message that sex without consent is the same as sexual assault, features stark images of vulnerable women with the taglines ‘It’s not sex when she is wasted’, and ‘Just because she isn’t saying no doesn’t mean she is saying yes’ …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 24 January]

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Offshore students at risk of rape

Posted in Legal issues on January 6th, 2013 by steve

“A new study has found that female undergraduates experience a significantly increased risk of rape and other forms of sexual assault while studying abroad in non English-speaking countries …” (more)

[Elizabeth Redden, The Australian, 7 January]

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Don’t be that guy

Posted in Life on October 7th, 2012 by steve

“As a university lecturer, of course I know what students get up to when they’re not studying – not that I hear it from any of my own students. Of course they drink. Of course they have casual sex and regret it afterwards …” (more)

[Jenny Muir, East Belfast Diary, 7 October]

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