An international partnership of NUI Galway, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Irish Aid is to offer media training on migration and misinformation. A new global partnership has been established, involving NUI Galway and the (IOM), with the support of Irish Aid, to tackle fake news around migration. The Global Migration Media Academy is an initiative … [Read more...] about Head of Discipline of Journalism and Communications at NUI Galway leading head of global foundational course to challenge fake news on migration
Nine motions were discussed, accounts were gone through and officer reports were read without many blips as the Union sat for their final Council of the 2020/21 academic year. The name of Students’ Union Council had been changed to Comhairle na Mac Léinn at a Comhairle previous. After standing orders were adopted, containing leniency for the use of Gaeilge by students, … [Read more...] about Smooth sailing at seventh and final Comhairle na Mac Léinn of the year
NUI Galway Students’ Union have revealed that since moving online due to Covid-19, the CÉIM peer learning programme’s engagement levels have jumped to 83%. The CÉIM peer learning programme was initiated by the Students’ Union in NUI Galway in 2013. It is a run as a partnership between students, academic staff and the Students’ Union, and receives funding from the … [Read more...] about Increased engagement seen in CÉIM peer learning programme during pandemic
A referendum on the appointing of an Environmental and Sustainability part-time officer has been passed with an overwhelming majority of 898 votes for, and 87 votes against. Another referendum, this time on the appointing of an Independent SU Council Chair, instead of a student being voted into the position, was passed with 427 voting in favour and 246 voting against. All … [Read more...] about Students say ‘yes’ to referenda on sustainability and Independent Council Chair, and Part-Time positions filled as NUIG goes to the polls for the second time in a week.
The Union of Students in Ireland’s annual Congress took place online on Tuesday the 6th of April, beginning slightly behind schedule, owing to technical glitches. Because of these difficulties, the proceedings were changed and broadcast on Facebook Live. The Congress began with hustings involving the election candidates for each position, with questions prepared and … [Read more...] about Former President of NUI Galway’s Students’ Union elected Union of Students in Ireland President