By Ellen O’Donoghue 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 … [Read more...] about Smooth sailing at seventh and final Comhairle na Mac Léinn of the year
By Ellen O'Donoghue 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 … [Read more...] about Increased engagement seen in CÉIM peer learning programme during pandemic
By Paddy Henry Editor 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 … [Read more...] about Aontú rep and NUIG student Silke calls for reform of SUSI scheme.
By Paddy Henry Editor 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 … [Read more...] about Threshold welcomes Student accommodation Bill
By Ellen O’Donoghue Co- News Editor A referendum on the appointing of an Environmental and Sustainability part-time officer has been passed with an overwhelming majority of 898 votes for, and 87 votes against. Another referendum, this time on the appointing of an Independent SU Council Chair, instead of a student being voted into the position, was passed with 427 voting … [Read more...] about Students say ‘yes’ to referenda on sustainability and Independent Council Chair, and Part-Time positions filled as NUIG goes to the polls for the second time in a week.