Active* Consent Toolkit Launch Monday 21st September at 4:30 pm

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NUI Galway's Active* Consent Programme invites you to attend the launch of the Active* Consent Toolkit: Developing a Consent Strategy for your Higher Education Institution, launched by Minister Simon Harris, Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science at 4.30 PM on Monday, September 21st via Zoom.

Other speakers will include:

  • Ross Woods, Senior Manager, Centre for Gender Equality, Higher Education Authority
  • Clare Austick, Vice President for Welfare, Union of Students in Ireland
  • Noeline Blackwell, CEO, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The Active* Consent Toolkit:

Offers guidance for HEIs designing an Action Plan to address consent, sexual violence and harassment through a sustainable, joined-up strategy across each campus community.

Provides resources and research from the new online Active* Consent Programme designed to meet the call for consent education for all students in 2020-21.

It is aimed at:

● Higher Education staff and administrators, including managers, academic, and support staff.

● Student representatives working with their Students' Unions, Societies and Sports Clubs, or on behalf of their academic disciplines.

● The wider community including external stakeholders such as the rape crisis movement, advocacy groups, and post-primary education.

Adapted to face the ongoing pandemic, the Active* Consent Toolkit features a new three-stage HEI consent education programme for 2020-2021 that can be delivered fully online and makes direct use of the findings of the recent Active* Consent/Union of Students in Ireland Sexual Experiences Survey (SES) (read more about these findings here:

As part of the toolkit, Active* Consent is also launching an eLearning module, Sexual Violence and Harassment: How to Support Yourself and Your Peers, available for use from 15 October 2020.

A brief overview of the toolkit contents, as well as new research findings from the Active* Consent Programme team on students' perceptions of consent, barriers to consent, rape myths, and bystander preparedness, will be presented.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite by Monday 21st September at 10 AM:

All RSVPs will receive a Zoom link by 12noon on Monday to access the event.