STAND Student Podcast Episode 7 (Zoom Recording): World Water Day + COVID-19

STAND Student Podcast Episode 7 (Zoom Recording): World Water Day + COVID-19

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March 22nd marks World Water day, and for this month’s episode of the STAND Student Podcast (recorded over zoom this month), we talked to UCC Student Martin Keohane about his river conservation project. 

We also spoke to USI President Lorna Fitzpatrick, who gave us some insight into the evolving COVID-19 situation for students in Ireland. 
 
If any of the issues spoken about in this episode have made you feel anxious or unnerved, or you’re just finding yourself struggling at the moment, here are a couple of useful services:
 
Samaritans: 116 123
LGBT Ireland helpline: 1890 929 539

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STAND Student Podcast Episode 6: The Gender Recognition Act review – Why were some people left behind?

STAND Student Podcast Episode 6: The Gender Recognition Act review – Why were some people left behind?

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In November last year the Gender Recognition Act 2015 went through a review which left some groups out – meaning certain groups won’t be able to have their preferred gender recognised by law.

We talked to Ollie Bell from Trans Pride Dublin to learn more about where we’re at in terms of true gender recognition for all, and what we can do to finally get there. 

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STAND Student Podcast Episode 5: How does the Irish electoral system work?

STAND Student Podcast Episode 5: How does the Irish electoral system work?

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This Saturday, we’re voting to elect who we want to see represent us in Government. But how does Ireland’s electoral system actually work, and is it a good system? 

We sat down with Ian Power, CEO of SpunOut.ie, and Dr Jacqueline Hayden (TCD) to figure the whole thing out!

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STAND Student Podcast Episode 3: Movember + men’s health

STAND Student Podcast Episode 3: Movember + men’s health

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November is the month when men across the world grow moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues. As such, we’re dedicating this months episode to, you guessed it, men’s health!

Listen in as we chat to  Movember Ireland and Tribe Charity about the steps we need to take to make it easier for men to talk about their problems.

We also talk to Leterkenny IT SU about the events they’ve been running on campus to promote good mental health, and finally to Dr. Emer Sheahan, a Counselling Psychologist based in Dublin.

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STAND Student Podcast Episode 2: Climate anxiety and action

STAND Student Podcast Episode 2: Climate anxiety and action

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Want to take climate action, but totally lost as to where to even start?

This Climate Anxiety + Action special features interviews with Miriam Needham of Active Hope Ireland & Helen McCann Extinction Rebellion Ireland, and will hopefully leave you feeling less blue about our planet!.

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