A huge thank you to Patsy Toland (formerly worked with Gorta Self Help Africa), who hosted workshops for all first and second year students today. The key message was about ethical consumerism and being aware before you buy an item. What is the real cost of the product? Cost is about money but real cost identifies the labour conditions, raw materials, ethics, gender equality and human rights that is behind the product. Students are encouraged to think global and act locally to make a real difference in their world. We hope that students take the facts and issues raised today and bring them back to the classroom for projects, CBA's and discussion at a later date.