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Consent Column: Why Consent Isn’t Sexy

We’ve all seen the stickers and heard the mantra. Consent is sexy. It’s a terrible phrase with decidedly noble intentions. The main reason this is an awful phrase is that it implies there is sex with and without consent. There…

Consent: More Than Just Tea

Consent at UCD ran its first event of the school year on October 2nd. While planning an event on campus is not usually done in a 24hr turnaround we are proud of our accomplishments and plan to make it a…

RA’s Did Not Receive Consent Training Due To Time Constraints

Residential Assistants in UCD residences did not received consent training this year despite time being put aside in their training schedule for it. According to RA’s who were due to receive the training the reason that it did not go…

Consent At UCD

Consent is something we hear a lot. Sometimes can be a bit of a grey area and Consent at UCD are here to make sure that people understand what is okay and what is not okay in terms of consensual…

What We Can Learn From the Belfast Trial

I am not going to discuss the verdict of the Belfast rugby rape trial. A legal decision has been reached in favour of the four accused. However, this article will discuss what we can learn from the trial regarding issues…

The SAVI Report: A Student Issue

In 2002, a report was published in Ireland called Sexual Abuse and Violence (SAVI). It was a groundbreaking report funded by Atlantic Philanthropies which documented the vast scale of sexual violence experienced by over 3,000 adults in relation to age…

The Challenge of Running Constructive Consent Classes in University

The idea that the giving and receiving of consent should be taught is a relatively new concept. Schools in Ireland were, and still are, caught up with exposing children to graphic images of STD riddled genitalia and filling them with…

71% of UCD Students Surveyed Say Consent Workshops Should be Introduced

Results from a recent survey undertaken by the UCD Students’ Union on sex and consent has shown that 71% of respondents felt “introducing consent workshops to campus was important.” Overall 3,857 students took part in the survey, with the number…

A College Guide to Not Screwing Up When you’re Screwing People

So it’s Fresher’s Week, you’re possibly living out of home for the first time and meeting tonnes of new people. There’s no parents around so it’s natural that sparks will fly, with that in mind here’s a handy guide to…

Survey Finds One In Four Female UCD Students Have Been Subjected To Unwanted Sexual Contact

One in four female UCD students that responded to a recent survey conducted by The College Tribune have been subject to unwanted sexual contact while studying at UCD, or within a social setting at the college. A further 90% of…