While many consider Freshers week to be a total piss-up, there will be a very important new addition to the jam-packed week of events next year.
Trinity College Dublin announced today that it will hold workshops regarding sexual consent for all 1st years who take up residence in the Trinity Halls accommodation located in Rathmines.
https://t.co/Ki4Vke9x5A Extremely proud that this project is getting off the ground, a critical response to a critical issue.
— Hannah Beresford (@HanDearie) January 27, 2016
Following the likes of Oxford and Cambridge, students will be expected to attend the workshops along with regularly scheduled meetings regarding fire safety and rules of the residence.
"We want to dispel the myths around sexual assault and start a conversation about what consent is," said Shane Rice, head of the committee that supports Halls students, to the Journal.
Last year, a survey conducted by the Student Union revealed that 1-in-4 Trinity students admitted to having a sexual encounter during their college life that was not fully consensual.
1-in-20 males also reported the same occurrence.
The motion was passed unanimously in a Student Union meeting held last night and the class is due to be implemented from the start of the new college year.