NUI Galway’s Active* Consent Programme’s resources and recommendations are supported by a rigorous Irish evidence base that we are constantly updating and expanding.  

Our research programme started in 2013, and over 5,000 students have taken part in our surveys and focus groups since then. We carry out research to understand the needs of young people, as well as parents, schools, colleges, and sports organisations that support them. This gives us the best possible framework to find out what people think, and what they need to know when it comes to sexual consent before designing our interventions.   

Everything we create (workshops, play, interactive short films and our on-line porn literacy intervention) is tested by our stakeholders, guaranteeing that our theory translates into effective practice.
 
Ultimately, the work we do leads to greater knowledge and attitudinal change in perceptions of sexual consent, particularly in terms of supporting young people to actively communicate about consent.

Engage with our past research reports and articles below:

 

2020 Sexual Experiences Survey 2020

SES Executive Summary 2020

 

 

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