Check out our resources for third-level educators and student leaders below!

Click here to explore our full list of resources for third level educators and student leaders, for the 2022/23 academic year.

We recommend first watching our awareness-raising video for third-level staff below, or click here to watch the video with reflective questions and discussion topics. This video is currently being updated for the 2023/24 academic year, to include new resources such as Speak Out.

Consent, Sexual Violence and Harassment: Practitioner Skills & Practice (PS6158)

This 10 ECTs Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module, delivered by Active* Consent and the Galway Rape Crisis Centre, supports individuals involved in implementing programmes and initiatives related to consent, sexual violence and harassment. In particular, we draw on examples related to the Consent Framework (‘Safe, Respectful, Supportive & Positive: Ending Sexual Violence & Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions’) promoted by the Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science, work with post-primary schools, and other community settings.

While the content will specifically target the education and post-primary sectors, we welcome participants who are working in areas such as youth work, community organisations, the Defence Forces, An Garda Síochána, etc.

Sexual consent, sexual violence and harassment (SVH) are critical issues in educational settings. This module equips participants to design and support student engagement and organisational development, through coverage of areas such as:

  • Critical understanding of consent and SVH.
  • Designing, implementing, supporting and evaluating consent and SVH programmes.
  • Skills for training, workshop facilitation, collaboration and group work.
  • Policy, guidelines, and frameworks.
  • Principles of organisational culture change.
  • Communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Interpersonal skills to support receiving a disclosure.

This module will support participants to achieve or extend relevant knowledge and skills and provide an opportunity to share and discuss their learning. It is envisaged that participants will have a range of experiences and backgrounds – for instance, in student services, college administration, counselling and wellbeing, academic programme management and research, and agencies/organisations relevant to education and research.

The module team will provide a clear structure and framework for your learning, encourage you to identify the specific areas you wish to focus on and support these paths, working together with all module participants as respected partners to promote a learning community to share knowledge and problem-solving capacity.

The module covers three main topic areas:

  • Designing, supporting, and evaluating education and development programmes on consent, sexual violence and harassment for students and staff.
  • Supporting organisational change through staff development, training in receiving disclosures, and acting as a resource for organisational culture and climate change.
  • Developing policies and best practice to underpin institutional and procedural change. The module is led by the Active* Consent programme.

Click here for the CPD module application form. The application form will remain open until January 17th at 5pm.  

In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a copy of your passport or driver’s licence (required for registration) to

To find out more about this course, email or click here »

Active* Consent Sexual Consent Workshop for College Students

The Active* Consent Workshop (available in-person or online) provides a sex-positive and safe space to explore the nuances of sexual consent. It is aimed at first-year college students.

The workshop focuses on skills and knowledge to navigate the college landscape and establish healthy, consensual sexual relationships, as well as develop an awareness of sexual violence and harassment and local supports/services.

Click here to learn more about the workshop, and how to get trained as a facilitator.

Sexual Violence and Harassment:
How to Support Yourself and your Peers eLearning Module

This eLearning module introduces a nuanced understanding of sexual violence and harassment, and was designed specifically for college-age students.

This self-guided module brings users on a gamified journey to increase knowledge and build confidence to navigate the complexities of consent on their college campus. The module also provides users with practical and introductory skills in supporting friends who disclose negative sexual experiences and how to safely intervene in developing negative situations in peer groups and communities.

Click here to learn more and to access the module.

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Start Here campaign

Active* Consent and USI’s 2020 national Sexual Experiences Survey revealed that 79% of college students who disclose sexual misconduct (rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment) told a close friend.

The #StartHere campaign gives young people the basic skills and information to handle a disclosure from a friend or peer sensitively and effectively.

Click here to access our Start Here campaign resources for third-level.

Consent is for Everyone campaign

Our #ConsentisforEveryone campaign shows young college-aged people that consent is much more than yes means yes, and no means no.

So what does that mean?

Consent is for everyone – all genders, orientations and relationships, from one-night stands and friends-with-benefits to long term relationships.

Consent is for everything – all types of intimacy, from kissing, sexting, to having sex (whatever that means for you).


Click here to learn more about our Consent is for Everyone campaign, and to access our campaign pack for educators.

“Green Flags” activity 

The Relationship Green Flags Activity is a positive, interactive exercise that encourages students to reflect on their idea of a “good” romantic partner, and the positive aspects of romantic and sexual relationships. It helps to show students that consent is a positive concept, not just something related to sexual violence.

While we should be aware of red flags, as it is important to raise young peoples’ awareness of abusive/unhealthy relationships, it is also important to share information on what healthy relationships look like.

This is a great activity for college campuses for a variety of events, including:

  • Student orientation
  • Wellness Week
  • Consent Week
  • SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week

Click here for our How-To guide on delivering the Green Flags activity in your institution.