45% Of Students From This Irish College Have Had Serious Drunken Falls

45% Of Students From This Irish College Have Had Serious Drunken Falls

Question: can you ever party too hard? Answer: yes, yes you can, and if NUIG students are anything to go by, you should definitely carry first aid equipment next time you're on the lash.


According to the results from a new student survey, the lads and ladettes in the west are having a few too many drunken falls. And they aren't just a little stumble, these party-goers are getting some serious cuts, bruises, broken bones, concussions and even severed tendons. Ouch.

The survey conducted by NUI Galway occupational therapy student Sarah Rath found that 45% of participants reported that they required medical attention due to an alcohol-related injury.

A total of 127 students aged from 18-45 responded to the confidential survey, reports the Galway Independent, with most of the falls happening after a recent college ball and RAG Week.

But as they say, it's all fun and games til someone gets hurt, and alcohol-related injuries are no joke: some of the injuries students are getting require stitches, surgery and long-term rehabilitation. So next time you're drinking, be safe won't you?



Or as Ms Rath put it “If you can’t do your socialising, employment or can’t drive [because of a serious fall] – your mood will be reduced". And we can't have that.

Party on (safely)


Also read: This Irish College Has Its Very Own Nap Room And We're Jealous AF

Emma Greenbury
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Emma is an editor and writer from Brisbane, Australia and has been living in Dublin since September 2016 after she decided warm weather and beaches were overrated. She now wears three pairs of trousers every day and loves it.

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