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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STAND Student Podcast Episode 1: Student accommodation and the housing crisis

STAND Student Podcast Episode 1: Student accommodation and the housing crisis

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In the first monthly  STAND Student Podcast, presenters Anson and Aine were joined by Lorna Fitzpatrick, President of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Cathal Curry, one of the founders of giveback.ie, to talk about the experience of the housing crisis from a student perspective.

As a new academic year starts, some students are more worried about finding a place to live than starting their classes:. In Ireland’s main cities, while student accommodation doesn’t meet the growing demand, other accommodation is often unaffordable for students who are on a tight budget.

A situation that the USI is trying to address by providing advice and other support services to students, as well as advocating for lower student accommodation prices: “The first thing is not to increase the rent on University accommodation, which is unfortunately not what we’ve seen. It is adding another layer of financial pressure for students,” explained Lorna Fitzpatrick. The president of the USI also said many students are victims of scams, and listed a few tips to avoid falling into these traps.

The housing crisis is affecting many people and families across Ireland. With giveback.ie, which was launched recently by young graduates, students can easily raise money for the Inner City Helping Homeless charity, and provide support to those who live on the streets. “By using our app every time they shop, up to 10% of the purchase price is donated to this charity. It’s an easy way for students to have a concrete impact,” said Cathal Curry.

WATCH: Lorna Fitzpatrick’s top tips to find a suitable accommodation to rent and avoid scams