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SETU is committed to creating and supporting a diverse campus community that promotes and advances equality, respects and values diversity, and develops a culture in which the human rights and dignity of all students and staff are recognised and respected. SETU recognises the value of diversity amongst our students and staff and seeks to promote equality and prevent discrimination in all forms in the access, experience, progression and achievement of all students and staff. Ending Sexual Violence & Harassment SETU is committed to developing and supporting a culture which is safe, supportive, respectful and positive and which actively strives to end all forms of sexual harassment and violence. 

We are actively working to implement the National Framework for Consent in HEIs: Safe, Respectful, Supportive and Positive: Ending Sexual Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions and implementing the recommendations in THEA’s Promoting Consent and Preventing Sexual Violence Report through our SETU Action Plan to Tackle Sexual Violence & Harassment 2022. SETU has put a cross-university Working Group in place to tackle sexual violence and harassment, and to provide support and reporting options to victims of sexual violence and harassment. 

Speak Out

Speak Out is an online anonymous reporting tool 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 relevant supports and highlight formal reporting procedures, should you wish to use them. It is important to remember that as the tool is completely anonymous, we have no way to identify or contact any member of the University community. 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.

To make a report if you are a student or staff member please visit the links provided below.

Training and Development

The EDI Office is committed to ensuring that all across our community receive timely and appropriate training to ensure support an environment in which equality, diversity and inclusion is valued and respected. Some of the training offered by the EDI Office includes:

  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education (E-learning programme)
  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • Tackling Sexual Violence & Harassment Training
  • Dignity & Respect at Work Training
  • Gender Identity & Expression Training
  • Active* Consent Training (E-learning programme) SETU is committed to ensuring that all of our students engage in Active* Consent training to ensure the development of a consent culture on campus. All incoming first year students undertake Active* Consent training as part of their Student Orientation. Students can also take the full Active* Consent E-Learning Module at the link provided here.
  • Bystander Intervention Training (E-learning Programme) The aim of the Bystander Intervention training is to highlight the danger of normalising and accepting abusive behaviour and through education, inform and empower programme participants to better understand their capacity to intervene as pro-social bystanders. The Bystander Intervention Programme provides students with an understanding of key issues related to consent and the boundaries surrounding sexual assault, rape and abusive relationships. It also enables them to develop key intervention skills which can be utilised in any setting. This programme is available to all SETU students on Moodle/Blackboard.

To contact our offices directly please use the following emails:

Carlow/Wexford: [email protected]

Waterford: [email protected]