UCC bystander intervention programme to be rolled out across campuses

Posted in Teaching on September 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“A programme developed at University College Cork (UCC) which teaches students how to intervene if they witness sexual harassment is being rolled out to third-level institutions nationwide today …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 3 September]

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‘Love Island’ used to discuss tough topics at UCC

Posted in Teaching on August 25th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The popular reality TV show Love Island, which came to a conclusion this week, is being used by UCC graduates to discuss relationship and societal problems, such as victim blaming, gas lighting and toxic relationships …” (more)

[Roisin Burke, EchoLive, 24 August]

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UCC sets tone for new year with Bystander Intervention Week

Posted in Teaching on February 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The first week of the new semester was this year ushered in with the university’s inaugural Bystander Intervention Week: an effort to celebrate active bystanders in the UCC community and increase their number. The campaign adapted to Covid-19 restrictions and went virtual, hosting events, workshops and conversations to empower students and achieve a zero tolerance culture of sexual violence and harrassment at UCC …” (more)

[Maeve McTaggart, UCC Express, 16 February]

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UCDSU Passes Sweeping Motion to Enforce Mandatory Consent Training

Posted in Governance and administration on February 3rd, 2021 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) passed a motion to enforce mandatory Consent and Bystander Intervention training for all students and staff. The motion passed with an over 60-vote majority in the UCDSU Council Meeting on Monday, 1st of February …” (more)

[Stephen Kisbey-Green, College Tribune, 2 February]

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Mandatory Bystander Intervention Module for UCD First Years

Posted in Teaching on August 15th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“All first year students in University College Dublin (UCD) must complete an online bystander intervention module as part of their orientation this September. Students will not be awarded academic credit upon successful completion of the module. The introduction of the Bystander Education programme forms part of a series of initiatives established in UCD to deal with the issue of sexual harassment and violence, both on campus and in the wider community …” (more)

[Nessa Collins, College Tribune, 14 August]

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Relationships and education on campus

Posted in Teaching on April 6th, 2018 by steve

“Sir, – The Bystander Intervention pilot programme at UCC introduced in 2016/17 addresses the issues of sexual and relationship violence among students, by developing an understanding of the dangers of the social normalisation of abusive behaviour, an awareness of indicators of danger and abusive relationships, and the crucial capacity of a bystander to positively and safely intervene …” (more)

[Louise Crowley, Irish Times, 6 April]

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