Student union’s Covid campaign: Limerick’s student unions join together and launch campaign to encourage students not to take part or attend house parties during this time.
WATCH: ‘Think twice about hosting a house party’ – Limerick’s student unions launch a new campaign
By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Caroline McCarthy
Students unions from the University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, and Limerick Institute of Technology have teamed up to launch an awareness campaign to encourage students to stop the spread of Covid-19.
The video campaign, released Monday, September 28, features top students’ union representatives from each institution, urging everyone to protect the community on- and off-campus.
This campaign comes as all higher education institutions return to the classroom this week and students converge in the city of Limerick once again.
UL Student Life president, Cían Quinlan said on Twitter: “If you don’t want to listen to us and continue to mingle in mass numbers make sure you know the risks and the potential impact of those around you. Yes, you will probably survive, but there’s a loved one who might not. Here in UL Student Life, we are the wolf pack. However, to belong to it we must protect it first. Think twice about hosting a house party this week.”
The idea behind the video is to raise awareness of the risks and the potential impact of the virus on those around you. Nobody is sure how long this virus will continue to wreak havoc on our community but we as a country must learn to live with it in a safe and responsible way.
The student unions of the colleges believe there is larger importance on students to slow down the spread of COVID-19 so that they can attend college in person and get the most of their education. This cannot be done if house parties continue to be thrown and the spread of the Corona Virus continues because of it.
Aisling Cusack, President of Mary Immaculate College Student Union said, “You’re responsible for your entire student community and not just your housemates.”
The work that these student unions, and normal students, are doing to ensure that young students know the risk of what they are doing when they continue to break the regulations put in place for our safety.
We at I Love Limerick commend them on their great work!
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