By Áine Kenny The students of NUI Galway have elected their three full-time Students’ Union representatives for the academic year 2019/20. Voting took place on Thursday 7 March and results were announced before midday on Friday 8 March. Clare Austick was elected as President of NUI Galway Students’ Union in the first round, with 1,283 votes. Eibhlín Seoighthe came in … [Read more...] about NUI Galway students elect their Students’ Union full-time officers
By Áine Kenny Cameron Keighron holds a Masters in Regenerative Medicine (stem cell biology) and is the Students’ Union’s Postgraduate Taught Officer. He started studying in NUI Galway in 2012. Activism and advocacy have always been a huge element in Cameron’s life and this is something he hopes to bring to the role. “I fell into the Students’ Union in my first few years … [Read more...] about Education Officer: Cameron Keighron #NUIGSU19
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 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
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?