#COLLEGEFOOTPRINT is your chance to show that there are more to Irish students than drinkin', fightin' and emigratin'.

Students all over the country have been challenged by student movement RAG Ireland to take part in a social media campaign designed to confront negative student stereotypes.

The idea of the campaign is to get students to do at least one positive deed each day this month, take a picture on their phone and share it on social media with the tag ‘#COLLEGEFOOTPRINT’.

“For some reason there seems to be a lot of negativity around being a student at the moment, lots of people seem to think we are these wild party animals drifting towards unemployment and emigration” said creator and RAG member Ruadhán Ó Feinneadha.

“I suppose I just thought #COLLEGEFOOTPRINT would be a great way to capture the massive positive impact made by students all across the country”.

The organisers say that your good deed can be as varied as buying a homeless person lunch, doing your friends washing or going to a friend’s match to show your support.

RAG Ireland CEO Daithí de Buitléir says that the campaign has already created a lot of positivity: “All the students I’m talking to are really excited, I think young people love to contribute positively but are sometimes bored by bag-packing and bucket collections. #COLLEGEFOOTPRINT is a really accessible way for students to make a positive mark in an enjoyable manner.”

The campaign will continue throughout April. Find out more on: http://www.ragireland.ie/section/collegefootprint_about/