By Aileen O’Leary This is the penultimate entry in the final year diaries 2018/2019! This is our 11th issue this year and it is my second last diary entry. There are only a few weeks left in the semester and for my fellow final years and I, these will be the last weeks of college for us. As I’m writing this week’s article, I am looking at postgrad opportunities, masters, … [Read more...] about Final year diaries: Brace yourselves
“We need more student movements, not less!”: Explore the history of Students’ Unions and student movements with NUIG’s Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley
By Aaron Deering With NUI Galway’s Students’ Union elections coming up, I decided to investigate the history of our Students’ Union. I interviewed Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley from the History Department on the history of social movements, and why she thinks Students’ Unions and student movements are still important today. NUI Galway Students’ Union was originally established in … [Read more...] about “We need more student movements, not less!”: Explore the history of Students’ Unions and student movements with NUIG’s Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley
What is the political impact of Students’ Unions?
By Conor Brummell Ahead of the Students’ Union Elections in NUI Galway, SIN contacted Su-Ming Khoo and Allyn Fives, two Sociology and Political Science lecturers in the University, to ask them about the importance of students being involved in politics. Here’s what they had to say about the value of the elections, unions in general and about students being involved in … [Read more...] about What is the political impact of Students’ Unions?
Final year diaries: midterms and meltdowns
By Aileen O’Leary Despite being given three weeks to complete my midterms, I left all my assignments to the last minute as per usual. It can be stressful for any student. Whether you’ve been to every lecture, or like many you’ve missed a few and are trying to catch up as soon as you see a midterm drop box on Blackboard. I should say this: I do not condone leaving all your … [Read more...] about Final year diaries: midterms and meltdowns
First year diaries: can you complain too much?
By Darren Casserly If you’re reading this, it means you’ve survived unofficial RAG Week, and for that I applaud you. Even compared to previous years, it was like someone let the patients of an insane asylum out onto the streets of Galway for a week and let them run wild. I mean, if you’re drunk before noon life is either really good, or really bad, or it's RAG Week, so … [Read more...] about First year diaries: can you complain too much?