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[thejournal.ie] UCC students to be offered ‘alcohol-free’ accommodation. (21 Aug 2013)

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Students entering UCC this autumn are to be given the choice of living in alcohol-free accommodation.

According to the University, the pilot programme is being brought in following a survey which found “concerning” drinking habits among the student population.

Students interested in the places will be asked to provide a written personal statement as to why the option interests them alongside their usual housing application, which will then be screened.

According to the University, the consequences of violations “will be in line with the current disciplinary process”.

A 2010 study of student behaviour found that 45 per cent of males and 44 per cent of females reported binge drinking more than once a week. In addition, all students who reported drinking alcohol reported “at least one adverse consequence”.

 

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