NUI Galway’s Moore Institute has collaborated with 12 other European institutions that aim to aid digital approaches to the study of literature. Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA) is a four-year partnership that will focus on building a shared resource of high-quality data, tools and knowledge needed for literary studies using artificial intelligence … [Read more...] about New resource project launch focuses on decoding literary secrets
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
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