Adult advisory explicit content: Queen’s University warns students courses may offend

Posted in Teaching on October 25th, 2017 by steve

“Queen’s University Belfast is giving students ‘trigger warnings’ that material on some courses may offend or cause distress. History and politics undergraduates at the university have been told they may be upset by modules on the far right movement in Europe and North America …” (more)

[Jonathan Bell, Belfast Telegraph, 24 October]

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Explicit material: students want warning put on books

Posted in Teaching on July 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“There is a new trend in town. The ‘trigger warning’ has taken on a new lease of life with the increased usage of social media. Following the release of the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, based on the novel by Jay Asher, newsfeeds were flooded with demands for more trigger warnings to be included in cinema, TV and literature …” (more)

[Margaret Madden, Irish Times, 27 July]


No Trigger Warnings Policy in Place in UCD Schools

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on February 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Increasingly at the start of a new semester in UCD, students will find themselves being given ‘trigger warnings’. Be it verbally in class, on the module outline or via an announcement on Blackboard, trigger warnings are becoming more prevalent in UCD …” (more)

[Eithne Dodd, University Observer, 27 February]

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Are Trigger Warnings Just Another Trigger?

Posted in Teaching on January 21st, 2016 by steve

UK“Trigger warnings seem to be a very popular addition to a huge amount of articles I’ve come across recently. I understand their importance …” (more)

[Kate Elliott, Huffington Post, 21 January]