By Áine Kenny A recent NUI Galway survey revealed that 70 per cent of female students and 40 per cent of male students experienced “sexual hostility or crude gender harassment” by the time they were finishing college. Sex education at second level was also deemed unsatisfactory by 63 per cent of the male and 71 per cent of the female respondents. 75 per cent of LGBTQ … [Read more...] about New NUI Galway study shows worrying statistics about students and consent
What's the SU up to?
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
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
NUI Galway Students' Union attended the 'I Believe Her' rally in Galway on Thursday 29 March to stand in solidarity with any NUI Galway students who have been the victim of rape or sexual assault. Cries of outrage were heard across the country that afternoon as thousands attended rallies in various cities following the acquittal of Irish and Ulster Rugby stars Paddy Jackson and … [Read more...] about #IBelieveHer: NUI Galway SU attend rally in solidarity with rape and sexual assault victims
As this academic year draws to a close, a year brimming with human rights debates, countless storms and an abundance of free Freddo bars, we can’t help but reminisce on the year at hand and those who shaped each and every facet of it. It is undeniable that the Students’ Union here at NUI Galway is the beating heart of engagement, advice and encouragement for students from … [Read more...] about A fond farewell: a final word from NUI Galway Students’ Union 2017/18