By Conor Brummell Students who attended the Union of Students Ireland’s annual congress 2019 voted overwhelmingly to adopt a national consent strategy campaign to be introduced in all campuses around Ireland. Following a mandate that was passed at the 2018 congress, which SIN have previously reported on, the Consent Strategy was proposed by USI’s outgoing Vice President … [Read more...] about USI adopt a Sexual Consent Strategy for the upcoming college year
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By Conor Brummell The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) held their Annual National Congress from the 1- 4 of April in The Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Students’ Unions from all over Ireland attended the congress to debate, discuss and vote on important motions and mandates that will be implemented by Member Organisations in the upcoming year with the … [Read more...] about USI Congress 2019: A round-up
By Eimear Spain Student engagement with their Union is awful. During the Students’ Union elections in March 2018, only five percent of the student body turned up to cast their vote. Engagement from students is vital. Without it, the Union has no effective mandate to address student issues. But why are students turning their backs on their elected representatives? The … [Read more...] about Opinion: The Students’ Union is failing to represent students
By Áine Kenny Jibran Abbasi is the Students’ Union Postgraduate Research Officer, and is studying for a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in the research area of driver monitoring for semi-autonomous vehicles. He is also one of the founders and the Auditor of Pakistani society in NUI Galway. “The best part of my role, which I enjoy most, is representing a … [Read more...] about SU Postgraduate Research Officer says research postgraduate’s main issue is lack of funding
By Martha Brennan “The most rewarding part of my role is getting to work with some great clubs. It has been rewarding to help clubs develop and facilitate them in any issues to ensure that sport in the University can be enjoyed in a fun and stress-free environment. Making a difference, even a small one, is important.” According to Ryan, the most frustrating part of his … [Read more...] about Clubs’ Captain Ryan Guilfoyle says making a difference was highlight of his job