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Sexual consent classes introduced at Trinity following assault survey

Sexual consent classes introduced at Trinity following assault survey

The classes are compulsory for first-year students, after a study found that 25% of female attendants have been sexually assaulted.

New Trinity undergraduates living in college accommodation will be expected to attend sexual consent workshops.

The move, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, has been driven on the back of research showing that one in four female students have been subjected to a sexual assault.

5% of male students have also been the victim of an unwanted sexual experience.

A male student remarked: "It's a fine line between yes and no. You know when you're on a night out and you're absolutely twatted, you wouldn’t know what would happen, so I suppose a bit of clarity (is a good thing)."

A female student added: "I think when drink comes into it, the lines are blurred sometimes."

Another said of the workshops: "I think it's a really good idea. It's the kind of thing young girls might not know a lot about.”