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Table 2 Final list of optional action points included in the REACT Programme

From: Responding to excessive alcohol consumption in third-level (REACT): a study protocol

  ACTION POINT DESCRIPTION
1. A specific college official is designated with overall responsibility for the REACT project Designate a specific college official to have overall responsibility for the colleges’ REACT programme
2. A calendar of events is developed in conjunction with local Students’ Unions Develop a calendar of events in conjunction with local Students’ Unions which requires proactive planning
3. A reporting mechanism is developed to track high-risk promotions by local licensees Develop a reporting mechanism for tracking high-risk promotions by local licensees
4. The REACT Training Toolkit is used at class rep training to provide reps with relevant safety information Use the REACT Training Toolkit (available via the WebApp) for a class rep training session annually with a special emphasis placed on safety
Invite to the training members of clubs and societies for whom this would hold relevance in event planning
5. An alcohol counselling service is available to students Provide an alcohol counselling service to the student body
6. A meeting with local stakeholders is held annually Hold a minimum of one meeting annually with local stakeholders (for example, local Gardaí, local residents, local businesses) as a forum to discuss grievances and make suggestions related to students engaged in excessive alcohol consumption
7. A visible and accessible referral pathway to a range of internal and external alcohol support services for students is developed Develop a visible and accessible referral pathway to a range of internal and external alcohol support services for students
Include and promote a self-referral route for students as part of this pathway
Offer training and information relating to the pathway to frontline staff of the college every two years
8. Alcohol-free accommodation and alcohol-free social spaces are provided Provide alcohol-free accommodation and alcohol-free social spaces
9. Partnerships are developed with relevant local community groups Develop partnerships with relevant local community groups (for example, local councils, healthy cities committees)
10. Late-night transport to student accommodation is provided Provide late-night transport to student accommodation for college events/nights out
11. A Student Community Support system is developed and implemented Develop and implement a Student Community Support system for key student weeks (such as Raise & Give Week and Freshers’ Week)
12. Space for Alcoholics Anonymous is allocated Make contact with and allocate space for Alcoholics Anonymous to hold meetings for college students
13. Local licensed premises are mapped Map and update (every two years) all local licensed premises
14. Training on Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) is required for all campus bar staff Require RSA training for all campus bar staff
15. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is used as the preferred measure of drinking patterns and alcohol-related harm Use the AUDIT scale when measuring drinking patterns and alcohol-related harm in health research projects focused on students
16. Robust alcohol-related qualitative research is conducted with students Conduct a high-level, alcohol-related qualitative research* project with students
17. A PhD/academic researcher is given access to conduct a study on the Action Plan Enable a PhD/academic researcher to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the interventions within the Action Plan
18. All of the relevant college data related to the Action Plan is provided to the National REACT co-ordinator/researcher Provide all of the relevant college data related to the Action Plan to the National REACT co-ordinator/researcher for inclusion in national research