MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Education Officer candidate Stephanie Koennecker

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Why are you running for election this year? I’m running because academics and education is something I feel strongly about and I also think it would help to enhance my career prospects. I have a lot of experience in the university with a number of personal setbacks which upset my education so I’m hoping that […]

Vox Pop: Does the unofficial RAG week give NUI Galway a bad image? President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh speaks out

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NUI Galway President and students have their say Galway’s unofficial RAG week always attracts online attention. Reading comment sections on Facebook on Donegal Tuesday, opinions on the week were clearly divided. New NUI Galway president Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh weighed in on the debate over the contentious week which ran from Sunday 11 – Friday […]

Ó Maoileannaigh backs USI campaign against “horrid” direct provision

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NUI Galway’s Students’ Union has joined the fight against the horrors of Ireland’s direct provision scheme and is actively taking part, along with numerous Student Unions across the country, in the protest against what SU President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh referred to as the modern day Magdalene Laundries. On Saturday 20 January the SU and numerous […]

How to be a better writer: the writing process – preparing and planning

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  This column is here to help the students of NUI Galway with all aspects of academic writing. Writing for academic purposes is an essential student skill, yet for many, it is a daunting task. Run in conjunction with the Academic Writing Centre (AWC) at the James Hardiman Library, the column will focus on a […]

‘I don’t need to add to my teddy bear collection!’ What do NUI Galway students really think about Valentine’s Day?

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As the chocolate-studded holiday approaches, some make plans with their special someone, some craft the perfect pickup line to land that date, while others wish the holiday would disappear. With each passing year holidays like Christmas and Easter seem to become more about selling a product, and less about the true meaning. We wanted to […]

How to be a better writer

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This column is here to help the students of NUI Galway with all aspects of academic writing. Writing for academic purposes is an essential student skill, yet for many, it is a daunting task. Run in conjunction with the Academic Writing Centre (AWC) at the James Hardiman Library, the column will focus on a different […]

Are “free fees” a pipe dream?

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According to former NUI Galway president Dr James Browne the idea of free fees is “naïve”. He told the Irish Independent he sees a figure of €5,000 per annum as a starting point, with higher frees for science and engineering courses unless industry is willing to voluntarily subsidise the costs of those courses down to […]

Equality Matters: GiG Soc host first ever Bisexuality Visibility week

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This is a new feature Equality Matters that aims to bring you stories from all over campus, the likes of which you might not hear all that frequently. The idea is that these pieces will deal with how people may experience college differently, possible challenges and discrimination they may face and how we can all […]

January Mindfulness Classes for NUI Galway Students and Staff

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As part of NUI Galway’s ongoing journey to becoming a Mindful University, a day of free Mindfulness classes for students and staff will take place with Tibetan Monk NUI Galway will host a day of Mindfulness classes for staff and students on Tuesday, 19 January at the Aula Maxima Upper from 8:15 am to 6pm. […]

NUI Galway Society in Focus: You can dance, you can jive

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DanSoc invites students and alumni to put on your dancing shoes