Aontú representative for Tuam, NUI Galway student Luke Silke, has called for an immediate update from Minister Simon Harris regarding plans for reform of the SUSI grant scheme. Following the release of documents from the Department of Further and Higher Education obtained by the party under the Freedom of Information Act it was revealed that students whose parents have … [Read more...] about Aontú rep and NUIG student Silke calls for reform of SUSI scheme.
Housing charity Threshold has welcomed a Bill put before the Dáil last week, which they claim will have a “transformative” effect on the student accommodation sector. The Residential Tenancies (Student Rents and Other Protections) (Covid-19) Bill 2021 proposes a number of protections for students in relation to housing including a requirement for landlords to refund rent to … [Read more...] about Threshold welcomes Student accommodation Bill
Vice-President’s spending on international travel, transport and restaurant dining amounts to almost €14,000 since 2018. Spending between the President of NUI Galway Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh and Vice-President and Registrar Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh has amounted to €22,173.10 over the last three years, according to documents released to SIN under the Freedom of … [Read more...] about NUIG top brass in €22k expenses spending spree
A reduction to the cost of the student levy paid by every student in NUI Galway is on the way, after a referendum on its reduction was passed late last month. Students were asked whether or not they approved of the cancellation of the current Student Levy of €224 and further approved its replacement with a new Student Levy of €140. The referendum passed by the slightest … [Read more...] about Controversial Levy referendum passes
Over three thousand NUI Galway students took to the polls on April 22nd to elect their new full-time officers for the upcoming Students’ Union Executive of 2021-22. The elections, which were held virtually this year for the first time, saw increased voter turnout through the online voting system. Sitting Vice-President for Welfare and Equality, Róisín Nic Lochlainn, … [Read more...] about Record Turnout sees NUI Galway return all female Full-Time Executive team