October 2015

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SHAG Week Smart Consent Workshops

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Sign up now in the SU Office for FREE SHAG Week Consent Workshops or email su.reception@nuigalway.ie to book your place

  • Tuesday 3rd November 2015 12.30pm-2.30pm Consent Workshop FEMALES Room 65, Ground Floor, School of Psychology
  • Thursday 5th November 2015 5pm-7pm Consent Workshop MALE Room 65, Ground Floor, School of Psychology
  • Friday 6th November 2015 1pm-3pm Consent Workshop FEMALE Room 65, Ground Floor, School of Psychology

Smart Consent: A Workshop to Develop a New Approach to Promoting Awareness of Active Sexual Consent among University Students

What is Active Consent?

Affirmative = The presence of a YES (Not just the absence of a NO) 

Active = Silence is not consent, participation is not consent

Freely Given = Not something you can be pressured into giving; it can be revoked at any time and is never implied. People cannot give consent if they are unconscious or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol

The objectives of the Smart Consent Workshops are, for students who take part, to:

Have improved knowledge of the meaning of active consent

Change their attitude toward a positive model of consent

Identify links between consent, intimacy and pleasurable sexual experiences

Describe how communication about consent could help reduce the possibility of rape or sexual assault

Have a LOT of fun exploring active consent in a safe, peer supported environment!

These 2 hour workshops developed at the School of Psychology, NUI, Galway are a response to response to survey results during 2015 from students at NUI,Galway in which: 

86% rated ‘orientation of sexual health services for 1st year students’ as an important* service required.

87% rated talks on the topic of consent as important.

82% rated talks and information sessions on sexuality and  84% relationships (e.g. consent and sexual assault) as important student services. 

(* quite, very or extremely) 

The format for the workshops will be focussed, interactive, peer-led and involve:

Introduction: of the facilitator and aim of the workshop; establishing ground rules on levels of comfort and expectations of the group

Language we use: where do terms come from; what do they imply?

“What is consent?”: each group member volunteers on a post-it their understanding of consent; these are then posted on a flipchart under three main themes. They will be returned to at the end of the Workshop by group members to see if their understanding of consent has changed.

Personal Comfort with Hooking Up:  exploring social norms, that is how beliefs we have about how others behave, in turn affects and influences our own behaviour and beliefs.

Illustrating Different Forms of Consent Through Vignettes: this allows group members to practice identifying different forms of consent, from both gender perspectives.

NUI Galway Drama Students:  “One Night; Many Perspectives”

Discussion: Consent and how to approach it

“What is consent?”: the initial schema for consent is now reviewed by the group and updated following the Workshop experience.

Close of Workshop 

Supported by the Irish Research Council 

#SmartConsent

#NUIGsafecampus 

 

SHAG Week 2015

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2015

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2015

Monday 2nd of November/Dé Luain, an 2 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous) & Consent Questionnaire

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk (3pm-4pm)

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. SOLD OUT.

Tuesday 3rd of November/Dé Máirt, an 3 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokeys with Student Quiz Interview “Did you know?” Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous), Condom Challenge & Consent Questionnaire

12.30pm-2.30pm Consent Workshop (Females) Book your space now

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

6pm-8pm Free Screening of Movie “The Hunting Ground” in the Lower Aula and Panel Discussion on Sexual Consent, Harassment & Supports in NUI Galway

Wednesday 4th of November/ Dé Céadaoin, an 4 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous), Condom Challenge & Consent Questionnaire

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

Evening Residence Run – Gort na Coiribe & Cuirt na Coiribe

Thursday 5th of November/Déardaoin, an 5 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Condom Challenge and Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous)

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

5pm-7pm Consent Workshop (Male) Book Your Space Now

Evening Residence Run – Corrib Village

Friday 6th of November/Déardaoin, an 6 Samhain

1pm-3pm Consent Workshop (Female) Book Your Space Now

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

#NUIGsafecampus #SmartConsent 

 

The NUIG Students’ Union Pink Ladies Night

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NUI Galway Students’ Union presents: The Pink Ladies Night

7pm Tuesday 10th November in the College Bar

Pop-Up Beauty Salon with hair, makeup and nails .

Pink bubbles, Chocolate Fountain, Rugby players getting waxed, DJ, raffle and your MC for the night Steve Bennett. 

What more could you ask for! 

Raising funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

Over 18’s Event. NUI Galway ID Required. 

 

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