NUI Galway announces all students and staff to sign new Cúram Dá Chéile, community promise as part of COVID-19 response

Students are required to commit to adhering to public health advice and University guidelines and to act and behave responsibly 

NUI Galway has today (Friday, August 21st 2020) announced that every student and member of staff will be required to sign a new community promise – Cúram Dá Chéile as part of the University’s COVID-19 response plan.

NUI Galway President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said the University was asking students and staff to buy-in to the need for a deepened sense of maturity and responsibility for the collective good for the new academic year.

“We are asking each student to sign up to be part of our university community, to behave appropriately, to consider others, to follow our advice and public health guidelines, to act responsibly and to respect everyone in the university and the wider community.

This commitment asks students to respond in an open, positive, and respectful way if their actions are challenged and to avoid scenarios and environments that run counter to these principles.

“Cúram Dá Chéile is a big ask.  Making it a success is a bigger challenge.  But it is the basis for a collective good.  It has the power to be a guiding light – for the University, as more than an academic institution, to show solidarity with the wider community and reduce the spread of COVID-19. What keeps us apart can be the very thing that brings us together.”

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