Speak Out

Speak Out is an online anonymous reporting tool to disclose incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, coercive behaviour, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape.

Anonymous Reporting

Speak Out will help you to find relevant supports and highlight formal reporting procedures, should you wish to use them.

It is important to remember that as the tool is completely anonymous we have no way to identify or contact students or staff who make a report. Should you wish to report an incident formally please access the Student Policy on the Prevention of Bullying and Harassment for further information.

Zero Tolerance Culture

President of NCI, Professor Gina Quin, said: “National College of Ireland is committed to being an inclusive and supportive organisation, both for students and for staff. We need to know if, how and when people have negative experiences so that we can support all our students and staff and work to eliminate abuse and harassment.

“I am proud that NCI is now using the Speak Out tool to assist in creating a zero-tolerance culture. Higher Education Institutes play a leading role in forming society and we are proud to be promoting our values and taking actions to model best practice for both current and next generation employees and students."

Consent Framework

The Consent Framework was published in 2018 by the Department of Higher Education, it highlights the need for colleges to take on responsibility for creating safe college communities for all staff, students, and visitors. The aim of the Speak Out tool is to collect data to assist colleges in their implementation of educational and policy initiatives and to signpost you to the support services that can help you should you wish to seek help.