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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University of Limerick students union alerted to incident of ‘harassment and intimidation’ on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on September 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick’s students’ union has been alerted to a serious incident in women exercising on campus were ‘harassed and intimidated’ by a group of men this Monday night …” (more)

[Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader, 12 September]

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UL plans new security system to monitor vehicles on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick (UL) is planning to erect special cameras to monitor the 5,000 vehicles that enter and leave the campus every day, including specific cars it would place on a security ‘watch list’. The proposal may raise concerns about the privacy of more than 11,000 students, 1,300 staff, and visitors to the 133-hectare site …” (more)

[Elaine Edwards, Irish Times, 22 August]

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Inquest jury advises UCC to carry out safety review after student drowns

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on February 16th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A jury at the inquest into the death of a Cork student who went missing before being found in a river near student accommodation has recommended that University College Cork carry out a safety review of the grounds of the site …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Examiner, 16 February]

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DCU to provide app to students and staff to boost campus safety

Posted in Governance and administration on November 20th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dublin City University is to provide around-the-clock emergency supports to staff and students through a new safety app, which links users with the college’s emergency response team. The SafeZone app is being made freely available to DCU students and staff – almost 19,000 people – across its Glasnevin, St Patrick’s and All Hallows campuses …” (more)

[Shaune Bowers, Irish Times, 20 November]

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Summer students ‘afraid’ of Dublin city centre after dark

Posted in Governance and administration on July 21st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“International students studying English in Ireland have expressed concern about the city centre’s safety, following the news that gardaí are investigating the rape of an 18-year old Spanish student in Dublin on Saturday. Jane Wanj is a Brazilian foreign student in her late teens studying English in Dublin this summer …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 20 July]

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DASH app ensures all students get safely home

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A Galway tech student has come up with an app to ensure that students get safely home at night – even if they are without cash or their bank card. DASH – which stands for ‘Driving All Students Home’ – had its official launch in Galway City last week; it is the brainchild of NUIG Business Information Systems student Richie Commins …” (more)

[Steven Heaney, Connacht Tribune, 2 March]

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Female students stick together after attack

Posted in Governance and administration on November 23rd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Female students at Maynooth University expressed concern and anxiety about personal safety following the violent attack …” (more)

[Alan O’Keeffe, Independent, 23 November]

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Students more at risk of crime than public – universities must rethink how to keep them safe

Posted in Governance and administration on March 3rd, 2016 by steve

UK“Students may be more at risk of crime and mental ill-health at some universities than others because of differences in the way institutions consider the safety and well-being of their students. Last year, 2.3m students started university in the UK, representing 4% of the population. These students are at greater risk of crime than other people in Britain …” (more)

[Andrew Wootton and others, The Conversation, 2 March]

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‘Your clothes do not excuse a sexual assault’

Posted in Governance and administration on November 18th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“UCD students marched across campus yesterday in a so-called ‘slutwalk’ to highlight the thorny issue of victim blaming. Our reporter meets the participants …” (more)

[Andrea Smith, Independent, 18 November]

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UCD Ball will not take place this year

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“… safety concerns were raised by Gardaí relating to previous balls held on campus. Gardaí also insisted on a full campus closure, which the statement claims that the University were not willing to provide …” (more)

[Cormac Duffy, University Observer, 30 March]

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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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