By Martha Brennan NUI Galway Students’ Union launched SHAG week this week to promote sexual health across NUI Galway’s campus. SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) events include free confidential HIV testing with AIDS West, disclosure training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Sex Toy Bingo. The Students’ Union is particularly excited about the addition … [Read more...] about Rapid HIV testing clinic available on NUI Galway campus this week
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By Olivia Hanna The Westwood Hotel in Newcastle closed its doors on 1 October after being purchased in June 2017 by the Ziggurat Student Investment Fund. The Westwood is currently being demolished to make way for student accommodation to be built on the site. The proposal, approved by An Bord Pleanála last month, includes five blocks of apartments, making up a total of … [Read more...] about Westwood Hotel closes to pave way for student accommodation despite controversy
By Áine Kenny The University reduced the number of guests conferring students were allowed to invite to their graduation ceremonies this year, SIN has learned. This year, graduates were allowed to invite two guests. In previous years, students were given four tickets to hand out. Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Registrar and Deputy - President of NUI Galway, explained … [Read more...] about “We invited Granny initially… but then we had to tell her she couldn’t come.” Conferring students only allowed two guests at their graduation
By Áine Kenny Last year, the Students’ Union held a referendum on the creation of new roles. One of these roles was an Ethnic Minorities Officer, and on Thursday 27 September, Victoria Chihumura was deemed elected with 218 votes in total, including transfers. SIN caught up with Victoria to see why she ran for the role, and what her plans for the year are. Victoria is 20 … [Read more...] about Meet your new SU Ethnic Minorities Officer: Victoria Chihumura
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