By Pádraic Toomey President, NUI Galway Students’ Union What is institutional autonomy? This is how universities, institutes of technology & universities of technology are governed. For the sake of this article, we will be focusing on NUI Galway. Their governing body is called Úduras na hOllscoile. It is made up of 40 governors from university management, … [Read more...] about Tribal Politics: Autonomy of third level educational institutions
By Pádraic Toomey President, NUI Galway Students’ Union Why was it an issue? During the first week of the current Students’ Union term in July, the issue of repeat fees emerged much like every issue, it started by raising it with university management. Before our term, it had been sought several times with the indication that the fees wouldn’t be charged. We … [Read more...] about The Spiel of Repeat Fees
By Conor Brummell Anna McLaughlin, second year Arts with Human Rights: “I think the Students’ Union should get coffee cups, reusable ones, and make them free. If every student got one free keep cup over the space of three or four months, we could phase out all single use coffee cups. Then students could have the choice of buying a new one or using the one they have, … [Read more...] about Have your say: what would you like to see the Students’ Union do differently?
By Anne Rieger It is almost the end of the semester, we made it! I had the most amazing experience so far due to this great university, beautiful place and the awesome people I met here. Even though I can’t wait to get back in the new year to begin my second Erasmus semester I also can’t wait to drive home for Christmas (I am actually flying home, but I’m already in full … [Read more...] about Erasmus Diaries: Desperately seeking schupfnudeln