Active* Consent, USI and GRCC Launch of “Start Here” Social Media Campaign

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NUI Galway’s Active* Consent, National Student Movement (USI) and Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC) launch its 8-week social media campaign “Start Here,” on 1st March 2021

“Start Here,”aims to to empower college students and staff with basic information to respond to disclosures of sexual violence and harassment.

The Active* Consent “Start Here campaign’s launch takes place on 1 March 2021 at 11AM and you are invited to attend.

Register here

Featuring speakers including:

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

Register now to celebrate the launch of this partnership initiative and learn how to get involved and amplify the “Start Here” message individually and at your institution.

Active* Consent 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”!

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


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


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