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- PublicationUnderstanding and Improving the Lived Experiences of Sexual and Gender Minority Students in IrelandThis project was conducted in response to limited data and information regarding gender minorities within the Irish third-level education system, 1 as well as disproportionately high rates of transphobic violence within the Republic of Ireland (some of the highest within the EU). 2 To address this, a survey was disseminated to trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming (GNC) students, recent graduates, and persons who did not complete their programme. This survey was designed to understand the realities of the community’s experience, gain insight into the current milieu and social climate, and give students an opportunity to have their voices heard. Additionally, it allowed the research team to gather demographic and statistical information that is critical for understanding the community’s key characteristics.
- PublicationSafeguarding, Supporting, and Supervising Gender Minority Students in Institutes of Higher Education: Information, Advice, Considerations, and Reference Materials for the Inclusion and Protection of the Trans*, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Community"I'm fearless." Above is a quote from one of 123 survey respondents from the inital project when asked about areas of Dublin where they felt unsafe. Gender minority students possess a unique courage in the face of numerous obstacles, increased politicization surrounding gender issues, and misinformation or sensationalism. However, these students generally have the same goals and dreams as every other student: to receive a quality education that will alow them to develop and achieve career goals, be treated with dignity and respect, and fully partake in student activities.