LIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggression

first_img Previous articleNew phase of Wild Atlantic Way to include LimerickNext articleOpinion – World in Union #RWC2015 Staff Reporter Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ONE in every four students have experienced unwanted and aggressive sexual behaviour, including groping, sexualised verbal abuse and unwanted sexual contact, according to a study conducted at a Limerick third level college.Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) research collective, Social Science ConneXions, has found that up to 25 per cent of students surveyed earlier this year reported having experienced a “sexually unwanted or aggressive incident”.The survey was conducted online across all four LIT campuses. 338 responses were received and the key findings also showed that five per cent had experienced a non-consensual sexual encounter and five per cent of male respondents had experienced a sexually unwanted or aggressive incident.Karen Sugrue, Sociology lecturer and researcher with Social Science ConneXions said that while there was an enormous amount of evidence that students were particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and unwanted sexual behaviour, they wanted to find out if this was also the case for LIT students.“We’re delighted with the response from the management team at LIT who have taken the issue extremely seriously”, she added.LIT lecturer Jennifer Moran Stritch, who is director of the Loss and Grief research group, said that some people believed that the only type of sexual assault is rape.“We are also aware of the importance of verbal abuse, atmosphere and the sense of feeling intimidated. We want our students to live and study in an environment where they feel safe and know how and where to access supports should they need them”.Mairead Keogh, Vice President of LIT Students Union said that prevention of unwanted or aggressive incidents was the key to ensuring a safer environment for students and the students union strongly support the measures implemented.LIT Registrar Terry Twomey said that LIT had an exemplary record in student safety on campus.“We have had no reported incidents here at LIT, and we take pre-emptive action through our Student Safety Programme to ensure that we maintain our exemplary record. Nonetheless, as part of LIT’s Student Safety Programme, our Social Science Connexions unit carried out a small pilot survey of students on any experience of sexual harassment they might have had”.He added that because LIT had no reported incidents, the negative experiences reported most likely related to life off-campus.“Still, the institute is taking no chances. Last week, LIT introduced a new presentation on consent to all new students as part of our Student Safety Programme. LIT is leading the sector in this way and our objective is to maintain our exemplary record of student safety,” he concluded.National research indicates that only about 1 in 10 incidents are reported. To address this and support students, LIT ran a programme of discussion about consent during September induction days for 1st year students that ties in with the No Grey Areas campaign launched nationally by Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, Francis Fitzgerald, last Friday. Emailcenter_img Print Twitter Facebook NewsLIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggressionBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2015 1100 last_img read more

PSL: Akpeyi’s Kaizer Chiefs stage comeback win against Polokwane City

first_img Read Also: Premier League list conditions to allow fans to attend matches The lone goal came from Ashley du Preez in Pretoria and enabled Stellenbosch to edge higher-placed Golden Arrows 1-0 and all but ensure their safety. A brilliant Ricardo Goss save from Mhango helped Bidvest Wits force a 0-0 draw in Johannesburg against third-place Pirates, who trail Chiefs by 10 points. The other goalless stalemate was in Pretoria between strugglers AmaZulu and Baroka, leaving both sides just one point above Polokwane. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nurkovic added that winning the league was all that mattered and he was not concerned about his chances of winning the Premiership Golden Boot award. His winning goal against Polokwane raised his league tally for the season to 13, just one less that leader Frank Mhango, a Malawian who plays for Orlando Pirates. While Chiefs are favoured to succeed Sundowns as champions, Polokwane slipped to second last after failing to enhance a record of only one loss to Chiefs in seven meetings. Chiefs’ dramatic comeback in Pretoria atoned for dull Premiership fare elsewhere with three other matches producing just one goal and minimal excitement. “I am so happy because this was a very important win and I put our success down to the mental strength of the squad. “There is also fantastic fighting spirit among the players and we never accepted that it was a lost cause when two goals behind. “We have six more league fixtures and now we turn our attention to Bloemfontein Celtic, who we play Wednesday.” Promoted Content9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One Role6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronecenter_img Loading… Daniel Akpeyi’s Kaizer Chiefs staged a late comeback to score three goals in five minutes and defeat Polokwane City 3-2 in Pretoria on Saturday, stretching their South African Premiership lead to six points. Relegation-threatened Polokwane looked set to remain a bogey side for Chiefs when goals by Lesiba Nku and captain Jabu Maluleke gave them a two-goal advantage on 61 minutes. But the league leaders staged a stunning recovery and goals from Zimbabwean Willard Katsande, Kenyan Anthony Akumu and Serb Samir Nurkovic earned them three points. Strong-finishing Chiefs squandered a chance to increase their lead in stoppage time when Daniel Cardoso slammed a penalty against the crossbar with goalkeeper Cyril Chibwe beaten. The thrilling triumph lifted Chiefs to 52 points, six more than defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who have played one match less. Man of the match Nurkovic, who joined the Soweto club last year after many seasons with Slovak second division outfits, hailed the mental strength of the team.last_img read more

Updated Sub-state basketball brackets – and there are significant changes

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — With the weather already creating havoc with sub-state basketball tournament scheduling, the good news is the game reshuffling appears to be over.The following is the updated scores and brackets for the rest of the week for Sumner County teams:Wellington – Class 4A Sub-state at Mulvane: Boys:First roundWinfield 64 Mulvane 60Wichita Collegiate 58 Augusta 44Clearwater 53 Rose Hill 43Wichita Trinity 62 Wellington 31Wellington boys eliminated. Girls:First roundMulvane 57 Wichita Collegiate 33Clearwater 50 Rose Hill 23Wellington 48 Winfield 36Augusta 45 Wichita Trinity 31Semifinals at Mulvane on Friday: Wellington (13-7) vs. Augusta (5-15), 6 p.m.Mulvane (15-5) vs. Clearwater (14-6), 7:30 p.m.Championship on Saturday: Girls – 6 p.m. Girls:First round:All games Thursday at South Barber (no hosts for first round):#6 Stafford (1-15) at #3 South Barber (15-5), 6 p.m.; #5 Attica (5-15) at #4 Cunningham (9-11), 3 p.m. Friday, times TBA — Stafford-South Barber winner vs. #2 Argonia (16-5), Attica-Cunningham winner vs. #1 Norwich (20-1). Saturday — Championship, 6 p.m. Girls: First round: All games Thursday at Moundridge (no hosts for first round):#8 Canton-Galva (2-18) vs. #1 Moundridge (17-3), 7:30 p.m, #5 Peabody-Burns (9-11) vs. #4 Herington (10-10), 6 p.m. #7 Central-Burden (5-16) vs. #2 Berean Academy (15-4), 4:30 p.m., #6 Oxford (8-13) vs. #3 Chase County (11-9), 3 p.m. Friday, times TBA — Canton-Galva-Moundridge winner vs. Peabody-Burns-Herington winner, Central-Burden-Berean Academy winner vs. Oxford-Chase County winner. Saturday — Championship, 6 p.m. Class 2A Sub-state at Moundridge (Oxford participating):Boys:First round: All games Wednesday at Moundridge (no hosts for first round):#8 Canton-Galva (1-19) vs. #1 Central-Burden (19-1), 3 p.m.;#5 Peabody-Burns (10-10) vs. #4 Oxford (12-8), 4:30 p.m.#7 Chase County (2-18) vs. #2 Moundridge (15-5), 7:30 p.m.;#6 Herington (9-11) vs #3 Berean Academy (12-7), 6 p.m.Friday, times TBA — Canton-Galva-Central-Burden winner  vs. Peabody-Burns-Oxford winner. Chase County-Moundridge winner vs. Herington-Berean Academy winner. Saturday — Championship, 7:30 p.m. Class 3A Sub-state at Conway Springs: Boys: First round: Wichita Independent 77 Belle Plaine 59 Belle Plaine eliminatedDouglass 59 Conway Springs 47 Conway Springs eliminated. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Class 1 Div. 1 Sub-state at Udall (South Haven, Caldwell participating): Boys:First round:All games Thursday at Udall (no hosts for first round):#8 Flinthills (6-14) vs. #1 St. Paul (13-6), 4:30 p.m.; #5 Cedar Vale-Dexter (6-14) vs. #4 Caldwell (9-12), 7:30. Friday, times TBA — Flinthills-St. Paul winner vs. Udall (14-6); Cedar Vale-Dexter-Caldwell winner vs. South Haven (18-2). Saturday — Championship, 7:30 p.m. Class 1 Div. 2 Sub-state at South Barber (Argonia participating):Boys:First round:All games Thursday at South Barber (no hosts for first round):#5 Norwich (2-17) vs. #4 Stafford (5-11), 4:30 p.m.; #6 Argonia (1-19) vs. #3 South Barber (9-10), 7:30. Friday, times TBA — Argonia-South Barber winner vs. #2 Attica (13-8); Norwich-Stafford winner vs. #1 Cunningham (13-8). Saturday—Championship, 7:30 p.m. Girls:First round: Garden Plain 63 Belle Plaine 33. Belle Plaine eliminated.Conway Springs 67 Leon-Bluestem 20Douglass (11-9) vs. Sedgwick (9-11)Remington (13-7) vs. Wichita Independent (15-5).Semifinals on Thursday: Garden Plain vs. Douglas-Sedgwick winner, 6 p.m.Conway Springs vs. Remington–Independent winner, 7:30 p.m.Championship on Saturday:Girls – 6 p.m. Girls: First round:All games Thursday at Udall (no hosts for first round):#8 Flinthills (4-16) vs. #3 Caldwell (13-7), 3 p.m.; #5 Udall (10-11) at #4 South Haven (13-7), 6 p.m. Friday, times TBA — Flinthills-Caldwell winner vs. St. Paul (15-4), South Haven-Udall winner vs. Cedar Vale-Dexter (16-4). Saturday — Championship, 6 p.m.last_img read more