By Áine Kenny An NUI Galway final year Law, Sociology and Political Science student, Mike Taylor, is contesting in the Clare County Council local elections this May. Mike will be the youngest candidate in his constituency. SIN caught up with Mike to discuss politics, Students’ Unions and the role young people have on public policy. “I suppose I am running because I want … [Read more...] about NUI Galway student Mike Taylor running for local elections this May
By Áine Kenny Ciarán Guy is currently studying for a Masters in Key Enabling Technologies, which is a Physics course. He is running for Welfare and Equality Officer because he feels like he has gotten a lot from the college, and wants to give back. “I did my undergraduate here, and I am now doing my Masters here… and it has probably been the best four or five years of my … [Read more...] about Welfare and Equality Officer: Ciarán Guy #NUIGSU19
By Áine Kenny Brandon Walsh is a second year General Science student, and the current Societies Chairperson for the Students’ Union. He is running for the role of Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer. “Welfare Officer is a really important role, and not every student will need to go see the Welfare Officer, but those who do are some of the most vulnerable students … [Read more...] about Welfare and Equality Officer: Brandon Walsh #NUIGSU19
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?
Why are you running for this role? I am from India which is a culturally and ethnically diverse land where various minorities co-exist, and I belong to a minority group. All my life, I constantly learned how to balance and conduct myself in a multicultural environment, understanding and analysing various issues faced by the minority groups. This taught me and equipped me to … [Read more...] about Students’ Union elections: Ethnic Minorites Officer candidate Jackson D’Souza