Launch of 'Start Here' Active Consent

Feb 22 2021 Posted: 14:38 GMT

You are cordially invited to the launch of “Start Here,” an 8-week social media campaign presented by NUI Galway’s Active* Consent, USI and Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC).  This campaign empowers college students and staff with basic information to respond to disclosures of sexual violence and harassment. 

1 March 2021

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Featuring speakers including: 

NUI Galway President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh
Representatives from Active* Consent, USI and GRCC

Join us to celebrate the launch of this partnership initiative and learn how to get involved and amplify our “Start Here” message individually and at your institution. 
We welcome all learning, working and leading in the higher education sector and our colleagues in the NGO, sexual violence and rape crisis sectors to join and get involved in “Start Here”!

 About “Start Here”:
This campaign builds on NUI Galway’s Active* Consent and USI’s 2020 Sexual Experiences Survey data by offering concrete tools and support directly to students and staff in partnership with Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

“Start Here” offers: 

  • Basic dos and don’ts of receiving a disclosure
  • Key information on what support services exist and how to access them nationally
  • Real-time research statistics on college student’s experiences of sexual misconduct
  • Opportunity for individuals to take Active* Consent’s self-guided 45-minute eLearning module, Sexual Violence and Harassment: 
  • Opportunity to access online student-tailored disclosure training by Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • Ongoing interactive content diving deeper into all this information in detail through quizzes, stories and other forms of direct engagement

To learn more about Active* Consent, USI and GRCC’s work in this area, visit: 

For more information about the “Start Here” Campaign or how to work directly with Active* Consent, email  



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