By Anne Rieger Hi there. I am Anne, just your average weird German girl. I am 20 years old and I'm in second year of English and Celtic Studies, so basically Ireland with a little side of Irish and Irish as a dessert. I applied for the Erasmus programme a while back, right after I started at my home university of Bonn in Germany. I am pretty sure that everybody thought I … [Read more...] about Erasmus Diaries: “Everybody thought I was insane”
Accommodation? It’s like gold dust
By William Chambers As we begin a new academic year in NUI Galway I am forced to consider those out there who are still scrounging for a house to live in. At this critical point in the year it is inevitable that flocks of students lacking accommodation will be bowled over by the stress they feel at the realisation of looming homelessness, and indeed I along with countless … [Read more...] about Accommodation? It’s like gold dust
Accommodation crisis has reached “peak” according to SU President
By Graham Gillespie NUI Galway Students’ Union president, Megan Reilly, told SIN this week that the student accommodation crisis has reached “peak point.” The comments come ahead of the union’s upcoming ‘Crisis Campout’ protest, which is being planned in conjunction with Galway Mayo Institute of Technology’s Students’ Union and the One Galway initiative. The event is … [Read more...] about Accommodation crisis has reached “peak” according to SU President
NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting
The first round of CAO Offers will be issued next Monday, and thousands of students across the country will now find themselves looking for accommodation for the 2018/19 academic year. Housing for NUI Galway students has been an issue in the past. A lack of rent control for purpose-built student accommodation sparked the Cúirt Shakedown protests back in May. The students … [Read more...] about NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious while house-hunting
Floating student accommodation: a bizarre solution to the student housing crisis?
Winters Property Management and Bibby Maritime are discussing the option of bringing two barges into Galway harbour to house up to 400 students, according to Galway Bay FM. This rather unusual form of housing could prove very effective in trying to combat the shortage of accommodation for students. While unorthodox from an Irish perspective, barges such as these are commonplace … [Read more...] about Floating student accommodation: a bizarre solution to the student housing crisis?