The MU International Office is the first point of contact for international students applying for full-degree, Erasmus, Study Abroad, and Summer School programmes, and supports MU students who wish to study abroad.
As we encourage our student population to engage in the conversation around consent it is crucial that our staff have at least an entry-level understanding of the issues around consent, sexual violence and harassment, their prevalence in experiences of the student population and basic information regarding how to support students if they disclose negative sexual experiences to you.
As part of our implementation of the Bystander Intervention Programme we've included here a 'quick guide' on how to be an effective bystander (from the UCC Nationwide Active Bystander Awareness Campaign).
Speak Out Reporting Tool
Speak Out is an online anonymous reporting tool available for students and staff, to disclose incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, hate crime, coercive behaviour/control, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.
The tool will help you to find information and contact details on relevant Maynooth supports and specialist external supports. Should you wish to make a formal report, guidance on formal reporting procedures is signposted.
It is important to remember that as the Speak Out reporting tool is completely anonymous, we have no way to identify or contact any member of the college community who uses the tool.
Please report one incident, or series of related incidents at a time. This is to ensure that we can understand the nature of your experience. Speak Out
If you wish to make an anonymous report please click here
Supports For students:
If you want to report an incident or seek immediate security support, please contact Campus Security at (01-708 3929).
If you wish to avail of the Student Support Services, please click here
If you would like to make a formal complaint please contact the Registrar <email@example.com> . The Registrar’s office will be able to provide guidance on how to make a complaint.
if you wish to avail of Staff support services you can contact a Trained MU Contact Persons here
or avail of the Inspire Workplace Services (counselling, legal and budgeting supports) here
Relevant University Policies and Formal Complaint Process
Maynooth University Equality and Diversity Policy. Click here
Staff and Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the Equality & Diversity Complaint Process Guide & Formal Complaint Form if you wish to submit a formal complaint under the Equality and Diversity Policy.
Policy on Protection of Staff against Workplace Bullying, Harassment & Sexual Harassment. Click here
Staff, please contact HR if you wish to submit a formal complaint under this Policy.
Implementation of the Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment Framework in MU has been assigned to a member of the University Executive (UE) team (the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity), as recommended by the Consent Expert Group. Recognising the breadth of stakeholders across the University who have a role to play in ensuring the development of an institutional campus culture which is safe, respectful and supportive, the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity coordinates two implementation structures: a UE Subgroup (including the VP for Equality & Diversity, Bursar, VPA/Registrar, Director of HR, and the Dean of Teaching & Learning) provides strategic oversight; and an Implementation Working Group coordinates operational implementation.
A strand of implementation of the Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment Framework is development of a dedicated policy on sexual violence and sexual harassment against students and staff. Work on this policy is currently underway.
"Consent is for everyone - consent is for everything”
The campaign tagline “Consent is for everyone - consent is for everything” aims to show young people that consent is necessary for all types of intimate relationships; from long-term relationships, to situationships and casual hook-ups. This campaign also aims to broaden the discussion around consent to include all types of intimacy and sexual activity, not just “full sex” - such as sexting and the exchanging of intimate images.