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Students at UCC are more likely to have tried drugs, apparently

Marijuana is the most popular drug among the college’s students.

TWO THIRDS OF students at University College Cork have experimented with drugs, compared with an average of 42% in other colleges.

34% of students at UCC have never taken drugs, a national student survey carried out has found.

Marijuana was the most popular drug of choice at the college, with 55% of students trying it, while 26% and 9% of students questioned had tried ecstasy and hallucinogens respectively.

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Just 5% of the 366 UCC students surveyed said that they did not drink. The most popular drinks within the university were spirits (46%), beer (17%) and cider (11%).

Other issues

The survey, which was completed by 4,631 students in all major third level institutions, also found that 79% of students nationally are sexually active, but 74.8% have never had an STI test.

Half of those surveyed said that they were considering emigrating after college, three quarters were not in any form of debt and a resounding 89.2% said they supported marriage equality.

More of the survey’s findings can be read here.

Read: 21% of Irish students aren’t having sex, 70% don’t smoke and 10% don’t drink

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