The students and staff of IT Sligo were recognised nationally at a recent award ceremony in Dublin for their efforts to reduce harm experienced by students from excess use of alcohol.

At the inaugural presentation ceremony for the REACT (Responding to Excessive Consumption of Alcohol in Third Level) awards in Dublin City University, The Minister of State for Education Ms Mary Mitchell O’Connor congratulated all involved in this ground-breaking initiative.

IT Sligo’s Student Health Nurse, Caroline Kennedy-Crawford explained that over the course of the last 3 years, the team at IT Sligo together with the Students Union have implemented a variety of programmes and initiatives to tackle the ongoing issue of excessive alcohol consumption among student.

REACT is an awards and accreditation scheme for 3rd level institutions who implement an action plan in partnership with their students and student leaders that seeks to reduce the adverse consequences of excess alcohol consumption.

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