Over 1,000 Limerick students attend consent workshops

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Over 1,000 Limerick students attend consent workshops

At the launch of the ‘It Stops Now’ mural are Lorcan O'Donnell, Dr Maeve Connolly, and Ciara Jo Hanlon |PICTURE: Michael Cowhey

MORE THAN 1,000 University of Limerick students have been received training through sexual consent workshops since last September. 

UL Student Life recently finished a further rollout of the workshops bringing the total number of students educated through the classes to more than 1,000.

“These workshops have been a great success and would not have happened without the support from the university faculties and departments,” UL Student Life welfare officer Lorcan O’Donnell said. 

Mr O’Donnell was speaking as a large mural calling for an end to sexual violence and harassment in third-level institutes was unveiled at the university. 

Depicting a number of messages aiming to dispel popular myths, the mural was installed as part of the It Stops Now campaign. 

“Our hope is that the mural will challenge harmful language and preconceptions around sexual harassment and assaults, sending a strong message to all who use our campus that we are addressing the universal, societal problem of sexual misconduct,” Lorcan added.